Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Dog days

by Randall Beaird I was sixteen and bringing our dog Duffy, a red chow, home from the vet. He was sitting beside me in the truck enjoying the view when I noticed a giant buzzard up ahead. As we got … Continue reading

Why I love bamboo

by Randall Beaird I fell in love with bamboo the first time I saw it as a kid visiting my aunt Jennie and uncle Pat Caton at Burke, Texas (just north of Diboll).  They had a beautiful grove of Golden … Continue reading

Head of Security

by Randall Beaird A security guard was one of many jobs I held throughout college. I wasn’t paranoid of being killed, but I had a few concerns.  I often pulled the graveyard shift–twelve hours of solitude with only the burglar … Continue reading

Better with bacon

by Randall Beaird and Debra Petri  – 1998 Subway punched Burger King in the belly and ran. You’ve probably seen their commercial laughing at the whopper’s 39 grams of fat. I know both of them well. Subway busted me out … Continue reading

Offshore fishing

by Randall Beaird Every summer I go offshore fishing with childhood friends. Freeport and “Captain Elliot’s Party Boats” welcomed Pat, Doug, forty other anglers and myself. Until my family moved to the farm in 8th grade, we grew up in … Continue reading