The World’s Greatest

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My daughter, Alexandra Lee Lord, was born on January 20, 1972, three years and three days after Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. Her proud father saw a miniature black and silver trophy in the drugstore and brought it home for her. It said, “World’s Greatest Baby.” At that moment, we decided to change her nickname from “Thumper” to the name I still […]

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A Walk Around the MFAH Cullen Sculpture Garden


The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, spans slightly more than one acre at the corner of Montrose and Bissonnet streets. This article outlines the history of the garden and includes photographs of the 25 sculptures on display when I last visited the Garden in April 2016.

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Gram’s Game Day


I woke up early on Sunday morning, October 30, 2011, game day for the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was a beautiful fall morning, so I decided to walk around the perimeter of Reliant Park and see how Houston was preparing for the game. As I walked along Holly Hall on my way to Fannin Street, I could see […]

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