A Letter from Texas

(Author’s note: The kind words about last week’s dispatch were very encouraging and I am grateful for the feedback. “The Dixie Highway” is the first chapter of a memoir I’ve been working on for several years. The finished book will be entitled, “When Horses Could Fly: A Memoir of the American Dream.” The manuscript is completed in draft form but needs much work in a rewrite. However, as subsequent chapters are finished, I will post them here. I am hoping the final draft will offer a narrative and perspective that counterbalances the story told by J.D. Vance in his “Hillbilly Elegy.”)

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