I lived in Dallas from 1988 to 1989. I’m not a real Texan but I do feel like I’m back home when I return.
There are more than a few paradoxes of life in Texas. There are many that I completely understand and some which I don’t think will ever make sense to me.
For instance, this newsstand arrangement that I saw a few months ago in Austin doesn’t seem unusual at all. What I don’t understand is the absence of any BBQ magazines.
I was briefly back in Dallas last week. As I was heading to my photo assignment at a peaceful pace of 78 mph I realized that I was on the Tom Landry Freeway.
Mr. Landry was a hero to many and respected by all.
I was never a big football watcher and not even remotely a Cowboys fan. That didn’t keep me from admiring Tom Landry who was a man of integrity.
Men of integrity seem to be in short supply at the moment. Instead, we have a surplus of loudmouths, know-nothings, and grifters.
Hopefully, the balance will shift back to people who lead by example and speak the truth or simply refrain from filling every moment with mindless chatter.
Tom Landry could speak volumes without saying a word.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2300 completed sessions in all 50 US states.
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