Mostly Personal Essays

Most of these essays are about personal experiences.

Click on the essay title, go to essay.  Click on the authors’ name, go to their bio pages and a complete list of their essays.

Remembering Lonnie

A Man and a Woman..........Mick Stratton

A New School Year.......... Michael O’Brien

A Place for Eternity.......... Michael O’Brien

A Remarkable “Insignificant” Person........... John W. Pinkerton

Attics and Birdcalls.......... Michael O’Brien

A Very Moving Experience..........Bill Tune

Another New School Year.......... Michael O’Brien

Applause, Please........... John W. Pinkerton

August Heat..........Ken Keller

Avoid Judy and Sally...........Corky Cummings


Backyard Beauties and Beast.........

Backyard Beauties and Beast, Revisited.........

Bill Tune

Bars........... John W. Pinkerton

Bathroom: the Horror, the Horror.........John W. Pinkerton

Being a Texan.........Curt Wills

Belated Blog from Bishop-Favro.......... Michael O’Brien

Birthdays---I’ve Had a Few........... John W. Pinkerton

Blank Stares of the Young......... Bill Tune

Bourre........... John W. Pinkerton

Bucket List.......... Corky Cummings

Career with a Wrong Turn.......... Corky Cummings

Cemetary Bargains........... John W. Pinkerton

Cheap Lessons........... John W. Pinkerton

   Church Camp......... Bill Tune

  Clothes......... John W. Pinkerton

Conversation below the Astral Plane.......... Michael O’Brien

Counting Cats in Somerville, Texas..........Patricia Campbell

Country Music, Country Dancing and Growing Up in a Country Town.......... Corky Cummings

Deaf, Dumb, Blind Old Kid......... John W. Pinkerton

Did I Mention It Was Hot?.........

John W. Pinkerton

Dreams of a Frustrated Gardener......... Bill Tune

Don’t Want to Be Too Ambitious......... John W. Pinkerton

Dumb Aliens......... John W. Pinkerton

Eight Years Ago This Morning I Went Home Sick.......... Michael O’Brien

Eighty Ain’t No Party......... John W. Pinkerton

Epic Fails.........Paul Hord

Ex-Students......... John W. Pinkerton

Fall Husks.......... Michael O’Brien

Fall Is on the Horizon.......... Michael O’Brien

Falling...a Lot......... John W. Pinkerton

John W. Pinkerton

Fathers and Sons: A Difficult

Journey..........Jay Brakefield

Family.......... Chip Hill

Father’s Day.......... Michael O’Brien

Fighting.........Paul Hord

First Diet..........Corky Cummings

Fishing

Friday.......... Michael O’Brien

From Children to Friends.......... Chip Hill

My Front Porch......... John W. Pinkerton

Grandma Barron......... John W. Pinkerton

Grandma’s Tamales Factory......... Theresa Perez

GTT......... John W. Pinkerton

Guy with a Heart (Condition).........

Sneezes......... John W. Pinkerton

Haircut......... John W. Pinkerton

Happenings at 70.........Hendrik Benson

Happy Pessimist......... John W. Pinkerton

Health Commercial?..........Corky Cummings

Heart Attack Leftovers......... John W. Pinkerton

Hell, I’m an Entrepreneur......... John W. Pinkerton

Hold My Beer......... John W. Pinkerton

Homeland Security: Formerly IRS......... Hendrik Benson

Hospital Vacation......... John W. Pinkerton

How I Became a Prince.........

John W. Pinkerton

I Ain’t Dropping My Pants......... John W. Pinkerton

I Ain’t No Dancer......... John W. Pinkerton

I Ain’t No Graduation Speaker......... John W. Pinkerton

I’m a Capitalist......... John W. Pinkerton

I Can See Clearly Now......... Bill Tune

I Collect People......... John W. Pinkerton

I Know There’s an Essay in there Somewhere......... Gene Miller

I Miss Myself......... John W. Pinkerton

I’m Calling about Your Timeshare......... Gene Miller

I’m Cured...I Guess......... John W. Pinkerton

I Missed the Memo......... John W. Pinkerton

I Remember......... John W. Pinkerton

I Want My Spaces Back......... John W. Pinkerton

In Case of Fire, Call City Cafe..........Corky Cummings

Irish Fathers and Automobiles......... John W. Pinkerton

It’s My Birthday......... John W. Pinkerton

I’ve Been Spammed......... John W. Pinkerton

I’ve Run Out of Stories......... John W. Pinkerton

  1. J.W. Pinkerton, Author......... John W. Pinkerton

  2. K.Just Minding My Own Business......... John W. Pinkerton

Just Saying..........Michael O’Brien

Livable Forest.........Ken Muenzenberger

Jousting with Windmills......... John W. Pinkerton

Leftover Somerville Memories..........Corky Cummings

Life Comes to Brook Hollow..........Michael O’Brien

Life, Lives, and Living..........Michael O’Brien

Life Story..........Michael O’Brien

Long Shadows and Fire..........Michael O’Brien

Lucky in Life.......... Corky Cummings

Lyrics..........Michael O’Brien

Magic......... John W. Pinkerton

Mid-Spring and Memories..........Michael O’Brien

Minor Complaints..........Corky Cummings

Mr. Greer..........Michael O’Brien

Mom and me.........Mick Stratton 

Moving: My Definition of Hell..........Paul Hord

Memoirs of an Alleged Educator......... Bill Tune

Mid-Spring and Memories..........Michael O’Brien

Music Trivia..........Corky Cummings

My Cold, Sticky Fingers......... Bill Tune

My New Old Cousin......... John W. Pinkerton

My Old Brain......... John W. Pinkerton

My Own History..........Bill Neinast

My Pallbearers......... John W. Pinkerton

My Reality......... John W. Pinkerton

My Take on Tattoos......... Paul Hord

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