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The Simple Truth   Leave a comment

12th Man-art-Edit-1-7212th Man — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Some things
you know all your life. They are so simple and
they must be said without elegance, meter and
they must be laid on the table beside the
the glass of water, the absence of light gathering
in the shadows of picture frames, they must be
naked and alone, they must stand for

— from the poem, The Simple Truth by Philip Levine

As An Aggie, The 2012 Heisman Trophy Is For Us!   Leave a comment

My first memories of the Heisman Trophy and Texas A&M was when I was playing high school football in the late 50’s and heard about the ’57 Heisman Trophy winner, John David Crow. Last night, freshman quarterback, Johnny Manziel (Johnny Football), was awarded the 2012 Heisman Trophy, making him the first freshman ever to win this coveted award.

“It’s a great feeling to know people are looking up to me in the aspect of being here at the Heisman Trophy in New York,” he said.

“It makes me feel like a kid again, like I used to look up to people, and it’s a great feeling.”

One writer shouted, “You’re still a kid.”

“I still am. I just turned 20 [Thursday],” Manziel replied. “I’m out of the teen stage, I guess.”


P.S. In addition to my having received a doctorate at A&M, three of our five children have received degrees form A&M (not diminishing the fine institutions of Texas Tech and the University of Houston).

Call Him Johnny Heisman!

A Break From The Normal Stuff — Way To Go Aggies! Whoop!!!   2 comments

Aggies at the World Sports Grille In Tucson — A scene that can be found all around the world. Image by kenne

“Oh ye of little faith!” I have been connected to Texas A&M since 1977, getting a PhD in 1980 and having three children who have degrees from there. An Aggie learns early on what it is to be let down, but not today — No. 15 Texas A&M upsets No. 1 Alabama 29-24 in Tuscaloosa! Whoop!!! Whoop!!! Whoop!!!

Way to go “Johnny Football!”



Capturing the Moment – The Last Meeting of SLAVE   Leave a comment

SLAVE (Society of Learning in Adult & Vocational Education) – 1979

While at Texas A&M working on my doctorate, I was involved in forming a graduate student organization in the College of Education, which went by the name SLAVE (Society of Learning in Adult & Vocational Education). Although we may not look like productive group, we put out a newsletter, held “brown-bag” luncheon seminars and student symposiums. This is an image taken at our last meeting, which we chose to have on the highest point in Brazos County.


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