Rambling Boy Previous Episodes

The Rambling BoyStories About Texas is a weekly look at regional history, hosted by Lonn Taylor of Fort Davis. The show is broadcast Monday mornings after the 10 AM newscast, and Monday evenings after the 7 PM newscast.

When a Ramble Inspires a Poem

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn speaks of fan and friend Teel Sale.

Teel is a retired professor of art at the University of North Texas who now lives in Ennis, Texas, with her husband, Rick Sale, who is also a poet.  Now in her 80s, she makes art in addition to writing poems and essays.

Teel was inspired by a Ramble Lonn wrote about the stories of Hispanic Marfans of an earlier generation that can be found at the Marfa Public Library.

The (Delicious) Spread of Mexican Cuisine Through the United States

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn ponders the reason for the spread of Mexican cuisine throughout the United States – From Arkansas to Wyoming, and everywhere in-between

Lonn explores this topic, was sparked by the work of Gustavo Arellano. Arellano is the editor of OC Weekly, author of the syndicated column “¡Ask a Mexican!“, and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.



A Case for Cultural Agency Funding

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn gives makes a case for the importance of the National Endowment of the Arts, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and other federal funding agencies.

Lonn does this through the writings of Steve Zeitlin, director of a New York organization called City Lore.

Stories from the Junior Historian Files

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn shares some recent discoveries about far west Texas, recently made from checking in on the Junior Historian Files at the Marfa Public Library.

Kim Lehman – Professional Storyteller

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn recalls his experience talking with Kim Lehman, a professional storyteller.

Kim’s childhood in rural America and teaching experiences in the Appalachian Mountains have inspired a life-long interest in folk traditions including storytelling and oral histories.