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personal essay

Off Course

Jun 16, 2016 By Stephen Harrigan

I never knew my father, a decorated World War II pilot who died before I was born. But a trek at age 67 to the site where his airplane crashed brought me closer to him than I’d ever dared hope.

Prairie dogs, Lubbock
Our Town

Apr 20, 2016 By Sarah Viren

How Lubbock’s prairie dogs taught me the meaning of home.

The Wild Life

Oct 21, 2015 By Debra Monroe

A dank cabin and a loyal dog—and, eventually, a loving daughter—turned Texas into home.