Global Perspectives
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    Houston: Random Thoughts from a Dry Canoe


    I had a yearning to go to Houston, and headed that direction. My wife said, “You’ll get yourself drowned,” but I kept being drawn and wanted to help. It occurred to me that my little canoe wasn’t going to be much help, but still I could write and reflect. Truthfully, I didn't manage to get to slog through the water and rescue anyone. Too much water, traffic and confusion. Most of what I saw was on the TV and news, but I felt like I was there slogging through the water. My first surprise was when I got to a small town 40 miles west of Fort Worth, and they said they were out of regular gas. They later sold me some premium gas for $3.50 per gallon. As I got 50 miles southeast of Dallas, more and more gas stations had “out of gas” taped to the pumps. We saw a lot of people driving to the north. I heard on the news that 10,000+ Houstonians were staying in Dallas and 4,000 in Fort Worth. The local Dairy Queens were packed with people stopping to eat on their way north.

    The people looked tired, strained, and all had a story to tell. They were in stained and dirty Levis, but their faces were not covered with despair. They looked determined. A woman with her baby were rescued and they simply seemed at peace. But with the excitement, fear and heroism, there were lingering fears. As the waters go down, concerns are rising. Promises from politicians of funding and help are quickly spoken but often take years to realize. Houstonians have a long and grinding road ahead. …


  • Aug 20, 2017 | Living  


    The image of cancer cells dividing and running amok inside one's body has plagued people for years. The "Big C," or incurable monster, may soon be treatable if not cured. This is an important subject, and we invite you to read it and forward the article to your friends, or click this live link: . Or try: . This could be a life saver for some readers...


  • Aug 18, 2017 | Living  

    Julie Clark, a Cotton Patch Interview with the Author of Two Books, Screenplays and Numerous Articles

    Julie Clark has won three national awards for her writing. "Sword of the Valkyrie" has enjoyed a readership and fan base not only in the USA but in Europe. It is a fairy tale about a courageous woman who fights to protect her all-woman mountain kingdom in a mythical land. It has engaging, beautiful depictions of scenery. It is a book that is hard to put down...


  • Aug 11, 2017 | Living  

    James Charleston, Producing TV Series "We Call Them Unredeemable", Ramona King Production Consulting

    James Charleston is creating a 10-episode series for TV based upon his award-winning dramatic presentation "UNREDEEMABLE." His performance has been praised by the San Diego Story, and he has received four national awards for the work. Jimme Sea (Jimme C), as he likes to be called in Albuquerque, has long run a screenwriters group that has evolved into a meeting of award-winning talent...


  • Aug 10, 2017 | Living  

    BigSkyVoices Hosts Tony DellaFlora, Movie Producer

    BigSkyVoices, the interview show on You Tube, hosted by Ben Boothe, Sr. (Cornucopia Films) and Victor Waumett (Story Teller Films), brought in a special guest, Tony DellaFlora. Tony was a newspaper man in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when the idea of promoting the movie industry brought about the successful events FLICKS ON 66 and Duke City Shootout...


  • Jun 16, 2017 | Living  

    John Dillon, Founder of THE STANDING O PROJECT Featured on BIG SKY VOICES

    John Dillon is an interesting man. Back in the 1960's, he watched the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show and "liked the music and liked the way the girls responded to the musicians." He was given a guitar and learned to play and a few years later found himself at the Woodstock Festival. "There I was moved. It was a life-changing experience...


  • May 24, 2017 | Living  

    Morning Glories (or the Bindweed Effect)

    This morning as the sun came out, I found these beautiful morning glories blooming. What rich and dynamic colors. When I was a child, we had morning glories in the flower bed near the front steps of the house, and I always delighted in them. Morning glories make a hard seed that is durable regardless of season and temperature, and these plants come up year after year...


  • May 8, 2017 | Living  

    Worlds of Success Impacted by Culture, Attitude, Work Ethic, Location, Trends, and Even Luck

    FACTS THAT MAY IMPACT SUCCESS AND WILL IMPACT OUR WORLD: Over 99 million people in the USA are over 50 years old. In 1900, 3.1 million people were over 65, and in 2010, 40.3 million Americans were over 65 years old. One in seven Americans is over the age of 65. In 2010 the 45-64 age group increased 31.5 percent. This group leads the way in large asset investments and ownership...


  • Apr 27, 2017 | Living  

    Vivian Nesbitt Has Performed All Over the USA and In Ireland, Too!

    Vivian Nesbitt gave an interview to BigSkyVoices on You Tube which is being posted through . Vivian is an experienced actor, singer and guitar player who has appeared in TV shows such as Manhattan, The Messengers, Longmire, In Plain Sight, Breaking Bad, Law and Order and a host of other film productions such as Good Guys with Guns, I am That, The Banshee Chapter, and Leverage...


  • Apr 21, 2017 | Living  

    Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac, Detroit, and a Lasting Legend

    Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac , a French explorer and soldier, founded the City of Detroit in 1701. “Detroit” means “strait” and this strait between Lake Erie and Lake Saint Clair was called Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit after the minister of colonies in France. We at wanted to share some history and pleasure related to Antone Cadillac...


  • Mar 24, 2017 | Living  


    GRANDMA’S FRYING PAN My cast iron skillet is new, not aged and worn like Grandma’s. Grandma’s frying pan seemed as old as she was. She was particular about her black, iron cast frying pan, as I was to learn one day when I decided at the age of 10 to wash it...


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