He maintains a rodeo bar club.

A sprawling spread in the South Texas brush.

Calf-roping contests,

Drink and sloppy barbeque,

Country band leavin’ lovin’ cryin’ songs.

I have spoken with him more in a month

Than with all my blood relatives in a decade.
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky mid-June 2014


Author: Gene Novogrodsky

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, a Brownsville resident for nearly three decades, writes North American border slices, from eastern Canada to central Mexico, and in between. He is one of the founders of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Writers Forum in San Benito. He sometimes participates with the informal Resaca Writers Group in Brownsville. He prefers, however, to read to two or three attentive listeners – when asked!


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