Texas Observer - Back issues of Summer and Winter Books Issues online

The Texas Observer, Texas' own guardian of the left bank of the Colorado River. has a book blog "Texas Bound" which occasionally addresses a Texas volume (they prefer the broader view of the nation).   No posting has been made in "Texas Bound" since last October.  But now of note is the TO's online availability of the Summer and Winter Books issues.  The archives go back for ten years.  On the Texas Bound blog's page in the upper right are clicks to those back issues.  For the illiterate with no interest in books, but just their causes of the day, under TO's homepage is the complete list of issues, back for the same ten years.


James Hime - Author blog

James Hime

Author of the Texas Ranger Jeremiah Spur mystery / detective series, Hime's blog gabs about his and ohers writing, his and others lives.
He says in About:


James Hime
James Hime is a writer and entrepreneur who lives in Texas with Paulette, his beloved wife of thirty-five years. The Himes have two grown sons, one on Wall Street and the other in Hollywood.

Jim makes his living as a Principal in a Houston-based real estate private equity firm. He is a survivor of an infamous terrorist attack, the Great East Coast Blackout of 2003, a few days at Burning Man 2008, a couple of start-up businesses, an outright business failure and attendant Chapter 7 bankruptcy (which became the subject of an article in the nation's leading financial newspaper), multiple household relocations, including twelve years of exile on the East Coast, the death of an aged and beloved golden retriever (whom he still misses) and almost twenty years of practicing tax law.

He loves reading great writers, running distances to the onset of exhaustion, listening to all kinds of music and drinking Bombay Sapphire martinis on the rocks with olives, preferably the japaleno stuffed variety. It was once said of him that he believes anything worth doing is worth doing in excess, but this is no longer true, if it ever was."