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Sea Turtles, Admirals & Boogie Nights in West Texas

Breakfasts with champions.  Still catching up from that wintry trip last month to Davos, Switzerland. Had breakfast with many Texans there. Some were there as staffers to the visiting Trump administration;

How To Up Your Search Engine Game

The sheer volume of content on the internet is shocking. You can virtually learn about virtually anything, buy and sell goods, read literature of all kinds, watch endless videos and

TEXAS AT DAVOS, FINAL DAY

Davos, Switzerland The Trump effect. Security, already tight in this valley squeezed between high mountain ranges, was much, much tighter on Friday. More automatic pistols on hips and more personal-carry machine guns

TEXAS AT DAVOS, DAY THREE

Davos, Switzerland Enter America’s rock star.  Monday and Tuesday, following record levels of snow, helicopters could be heard and seen flying through the nearby mountains. They were “shooting avalanches” so that

TEXAS AT DAVOS – DAY TWO

Davos, Switzerland Everyone knows his name. If your name is Tom or Thomas, it’s fun to walk along the promenade and storefronts alongside Tom Meredith, founder of Meritage Capital in Austin.

TEXAS AT DAVOS – DAY ONE

Davos, Switzerland Swiss sneeze. My traveler’s sneeze in the bullet-fast rail car with the white Swiss cross is met by multiple Gesundheit! blessings. They are fit and formidable, these Swiss,

Enduring, Revolutionary Rhetoric: We all have it in us

The Power in Your Words Words have such power and influence. And the spoken word brings parity: One doesn’t need to be president of a country, or CEO of a corporation,

Christmas Angels Among Us

When I was 8 years old, my family lived in Victoria, Texas. We had nothing, but my eight-year-old self didn’t know that; I had a loving and caring family, anchored

The Energy to Change

It’s pretty hard to deny that the weather across the globe is profoundly changing. But Fortune, reporting on a study of the International Energy Agency in Paris, notes that the

Thanksgiving

For me, Thanksgiving is home.  My mother in the kitchen, baking and humming gospel songs -- mixed in with a little Merle Haggard and George Jones.  We would have our

From the Heart of Texas to the Heart of the World

We’re heartbroken by the recent events in Sutherland Springs, Texas. It seems we’ve been repeating ‘thoughts and prayers’ too many times the last several months, perhaps with a taint of

A personal note from Thomas Graham

Following the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, our nation – if not the world – was forced to grapple with some very powerful emotions: fear, anger, shock, sadness, confusion,