COVID-19 Resource Guide for Galveston

In response to the growing pandemic and the dynamic effect it has had on Galveston, its businesses and community, we have assembled this handy guide for navigating both the physical and online resources available locally to help you through this uncertain time. Support Galveston and Shop Local.

Smooth Tony’s: Finding Buried Treasure in the Backyard

{Originally Published in The Island Guide, October 12, 2012} One can easily forget, when strolling the streets of downtown Galveston, that the mainland is a mere three miles away. It seems entirely possible that there is some portal or wormhole positioned discreetly in the center of the causeway, and even though you may feel that … Continue reading Smooth Tony’s: Finding Buried Treasure in the Backyard

How Feminism Has Backfired

The proof is obvious that society has progressed overall throughout history in their views and postulations on women’s rights. Even more obvious is the inherent shift in the male/female dynamic that has accompanied this emergence of independent ladies. But it is not as rosy and victorious as would appear from the surface, much like the … Continue reading How Feminism Has Backfired

Leo’s Cajun Corner: We Don’t Cook Pretty, We Just Cook Good

{This article originally appeared in The Island Guide, published September 14, 2012} Leo’s Cajun Corner ‘We Don’t Cook Pretty, We Just Cook Good’ By Kimber Fountain The first word that comes to mind for Leo’s Cajun Corner is authentic, in every sense of the word. Cajun cuisine is often imitated, and many times dishes are … Continue reading Leo’s Cajun Corner: We Don’t Cook Pretty, We Just Cook Good

Dash Beardsley’s Ghost Tours of Galveston Island: History and Heroics of a Haunted Island

{This article originally appeared in The Island Guide, published July 16, 2012} Dash Beardsley's Ghost Tours of Galveston Island History and Heroics of a Haunted Island by Kimber Fountain               Dash Beardsley came to Galveston in 1998 because he was looking for a woman, but not just any woman… He wanted to meet Miss Bettie … Continue reading Dash Beardsley’s Ghost Tours of Galveston Island: History and Heroics of a Haunted Island

Shykatz Bakery & Deli: Feeding the Faith

{This article originally appeared in the Island Guide, published August 31, 2012} ShyKatZ Deli & Bakery: Feeding the Faith By Kimber Fountain As the terms deli and bakery together may suggest, ShyKatZ is that perfect balance of salty and sweet, both in form and in flavor. Much like the duality between the sandy, vibrant seawall … Continue reading Shykatz Bakery & Deli: Feeding the Faith

How to Lose a Debate with a Liberal… On Purpose.

This will probably come as a huge shock to many who know me now, but I was once, not too terribly long ago, a hardcore conservative. The only channel I watched on TV, ever, was Fox News. I even had this little poster that said “Republican Girls Are Hotter.” Now to shock and amaze the … Continue reading How to Lose a Debate with a Liberal… On Purpose.

Always Be Prepared to Walk Away, Part 2

The ability to always be prepared to walk away is found in two places. First and foremost it is found in an unwavering faith that your needs will always be fulfilled. You must know and believe that God and His Infinite Universe are there to surround you and protect you, guide you and bless you. … Continue reading Always Be Prepared to Walk Away, Part 2

Not all who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkein

“Why does everyone in my life always worry about me?!” She thinks, humored by the bold truth that provoked a mischievous laugh. That she was me. And everyone in my life is worried about me. And that makes me laugh. Not a mean laugh, just an if-they-only-knew-how-okay-I-really-am laugh. Life is pretty straightforward for some people. … Continue reading Not all who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkein

Always, ALWAYS, Be Prepared to Walk Away, Part 1

In my two years as a car salesman I attended countless seminars, training sessions, and “inspirational” meetings. And by inspirational I mean a bunch of great sounding mumbo jumbo that really made no sense to me whatsoever. I sucked at negotiating, I knew it, and I had no idea how to fix it. I listened … Continue reading Always, ALWAYS, Be Prepared to Walk Away, Part 1