You Are a Beacon, Sir.
Hello Sr. Fuerte,
As my drinking days are over and so their attendant flouting of social norms, I no longer make it a habit of sending messages to folks I don't know. In the instance of this current message, however, I have chosen, with a sober mind, to break the currently reasonable respect for such norms. Why? Because I just want to express my gratitude for your various rich expressions of a certain "texan-ness" that is being largely eroded and/or erased in the public: the Texan spry of mind and word, earthily creative, intellectual, and with a mastery of profundity masked in simplicity . The Texan of rich, celebratory cultural variety - . . . You are a beacon, Sir, and certainly an inspiration to a Texan like myself. Thanks again and please continue your hallowed work.