Road Trip to Texas and New Mexico

A few months ago, my family took a road trip out west during spring break. I lived in Canyon and Amarillo, Texas, for six years before moving back to Alabama, so it was a great opportunity to introduce my wife and step-kids to friends and colleagues in the Texas Panhandle. We then continued on to … Continue reading

A Beautiful Day in Canyon, Texas

Just a few miles south of Amarillo, Canyon has been my home for three years. It’s a terrific community with a great school system, a fantastic university (my employer), and some hometown charm. What’s even better is that we have attractions you just won’t find anywhere else in Texas. Palo Duro Canyon (along with the musical … Continue reading

Eradicating Global Poverty

I’ve spent this past week thinking a lot about poverty on the local and global levels. I was privileged to serve as host to Dr. Donald Lee, a retired United Nations economist and expert on global poverty issues. He visited West Texas A&M University to speak about the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals and how much … Continue reading