Category Archives: Miscellaneous

It was 1971

1971       back: Jennifer, Randall, Jeanette                                                                    … Continue reading

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