Wild Blue Yonder

by Angeliska on August 8, 2013

August 8th is the twenty-seventh anniversary of my mother’s death. Every year when this day rolls around again I take stock of the condition of my heart, and pause to consider my path – the one that has led me (…)

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by Angeliska on November 2, 2012

I am so grateful to be experiencing Day of the Dead in New Orleans again this year – to be able to engage in the ritual of the yearly procession to honor our beloved dead, and to remind ourselves that (…)

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Family Vacation – Hank Williams’ Grave

by Angeliska on August 8, 2012

When I was six years old, my mother and father and I drove from Taylor, Texas to Montgomery, Alabama to make a pilgrimage to Hank Williams’ grave. This was to be our first, last and only family vacation. At the (…)

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Charles Lessing Polacheck, R.I.P.

by Angeliska on February 29, 2012

Charles Lessing Polacheck, R.I.P. born January 19th, 1914 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – died February 27th, 2012 in Austin, Texas How do I begin? How can I possibly encapsulate a life so broad, so full of incredible achievement, tragedy, drama and (…)

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by Angeliska on January 8, 2012

Photo of the memorial altar at Esme’s gate by Laura Skelding / AMERICAN-STATESMAN A week ago, in the wee hours of the new year’s dim beginnings, a girl was murdered. She was a friend of many of my friends, and (…)

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