Howdy, pard. Welcome to the latest iteration of The Texas Scribbler. I am the proprietor, Dick Stanley of Austin, Texas, a recovering journalist. I’m happy to have you aboard.
This incarnation was necessitated by Web “host” Yahoo!’s theft of my previous Scribbler (and my domain name) on Nov. 27, 2013. They finally relinquished the blog ten days later without an explanation and so I (with the help of my good, but recently, sadly, deceased IT guy) moved the Scribbler here. And relocated my domain name to GoDaddy. See the category Yahoo! Sucks for more on the crime.
Alas, I have since discovered that a distressingly large number of old posted jpegs did not make the transfer. I’m replacing them as I discover their absence.
In case you’re wondering, the pix in the new Scribbler’s header is a cropping of my photo (below) of a metal sculpture of a Longhorn steer. It was on private property west of Johnson City in the Hill Country when I took the pic but may have been moved to South Austin since then, or else it has been duplicated there. Click the pic below to biggerize it for much more detail.
Here’s the best short description of me I’ve concocted to date:
Retired (and recovering) Texas newspaperman (politics, crime, science, medicine, meteorology), Jewish convert of fifty years, widowed but recently remarried father of a Texas A&M University junior, sometime antique rose gardener, adult student of the violin, independent publisher, and Vietnam infantry combat veteran (MACV, I Corps, 1969).
I’ve written three books of fiction that may interest you. Here, here, and here, and a new non-fiction one here. And a new, spiritual tale now available as an ebook. More about all of them here. Check them out!
And stick around and read the blog. As a blog buddy says about his own place, you never know what you’ll find here.
UPDATED: October 30, 2020