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Fall/Winter 2016

Norma Castilla-Blackwell – A Voice for Abused and Neglected Children

Norma Castilla-Blackwell – A Voice for Abused and Neglected Children

January 5, 2017

More than a decade ago in Laredo, a young girl was sexually abused by a stranger. Her aunt, Norma Castilla-Blackwell, was outraged. Channeling her anger into a quest for justice, she successfully pushed for a sexual assault medical exam and for the perpetrator’s prosecution. Without her advocacy, Norma is sure that the man who violated … Read More

This Season, Beat Cedar Fever

This Season, Beat Cedar Fever

January 4, 2017

Dreading another cedar season? Many of our friends and family would grumble, “Yes.” And for some of us, that includes our friend in the mirror. What we call “mountain cedar” is technically known as “ashe juniper,” but by any name, the effects are just as unfortunate. Heavy golden pollen lines the countryside, lifts into the … Read More

Moxie Fall/Winter 2016

Moxie Fall/Winter 2016

November 24, 2016

Whom do you serve?There are some people who just seem to have an extra measure of kindness and giving. Our cover girl (and my daughter-in-law) Melissa Williams is one of those people.The first time I experienced her thoughtfulness was early in her marriage to my son. My husband and I were about to head out … Read More

A Thirty-Year-Old Secret

A Thirty-Year-Old Secret

November 23, 2016

 I traveled back to 1986 this year for my high school reunion and waiting for me, upon my arrival, was the path I didn’t take, at least not in high school. One day in February of my senior year in English class, I was handed a perfectly written note consisting of a one-sentence proposition by … Read More

Energy Dimension Challenge

Energy Dimension Challenge

November 21, 2016

For 30 days, join us in choosing one challenge from each of the four dimensions. See our article on page 16 of the current issue of Moxie! Our hope is that at the end of the month, we will all have experienced a more intentional approach to managing our energy and will feel empowered to … Read More

Life in Harmony

Life in Harmony

July 27, 2016

PHOTOS BY PAULINE STEVENS You might think that someone who has written one of country music’s most recognizable songs – a song that rocketed to No. 1 on the charts, stayed there for a month, and was embraced as an anthem for a generation of young people – might let success go to her head. … Read More

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