Boots and BBQ in “Big D,” Texas

by Suzanne Mahadeo

Wearing gray, leatherless cowgirl boots, eatin’ salmon BBQ on a home-flame grill, and toasting pink bubbly was the way I rang in 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

After a solid three years overseas, and starting this year in China dreaming of escape, it was all I could have hoped for: spending time with familiar faces, sharing stories, and looking over old pictures.

My new year’s resolution is to write more… in journals, on napkins, in magazine articles, or even on this blog. I’ve only got about 70 years left on this planet so I might as well get started.