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When words fail – a note from Jessica’s mom

Many years ago, after reading my latest story in front of a creative writing class, the teacher said, “You have the ability to make people laugh and cry at the same time, Jerry. You can create realities and draw people into them so strongly that the words on the page are never seen. That’s what Full Article

In Honor of Jessica Rekos

While the short attention span of the media has turned its face away from Newtown, Connecticut, the effects of the senseless shootings still reverberate across our nation. The images ...Full Article

Jessica’s Horse

A Saturday afternoon call to the police department complained about a couple screaming at one another. The dispatcher sent a unit to check on a possible domestic violence situation. ...Full Article

Jessica Rekos, The Newest Angel

Jessica Rekos was buried today. Those five words have no right to be a part of our lives. They simply should not exist together in the same sentence. Jessica’s ...Full Article

Habitat for Horses Website Updated

After almost 200 years of intense preparation and the dedicated effort of thousands of people, the new Habitat for Horses website is finally online. This has been a major ...Full Article

Wisdom of the Elders

Many years ago, perhaps in lands far, far away, the elders were those who captured the wisdom of the ages and willingly shared it with the youth. I can ...Full Article

“…the spring of hope, the winter of despair….”

Repost from 2/11/12 – Because it’s just as valid today as it was back then. “…the spring of hope, the winter of despair…..” “It was the best of times, ...Full Article

Horse Sanctuary a Bastion against abuse and neglect

Horse sanctuary a bastion against abuse and neglect Posted: 10/18/2012 5:51 PM – Houston Chronicle Rebecca Williams and I are walking around the property, kicking up dust as we ...Full Article

Greener Pastures – A Land-Fund for Habitat for Horses

It was about 15 years ago that a retired Galveston Police Officer and his wife offered Habitat for Horses a 15 acre place next to his home in Hitchcock. ...Full Article

“I Believe in You”

He stood alone in the pasture, looking at the distant shapes of horses as they moved ever so slowly through the darkness, heads down, grazing one last time before ...Full Article