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    My Texas Is Showing

    I am not a big country music fan, but I am Texan by right of birth, born to country parents and growing up, eventually, in the country. My father and his family were farmers and cowboys. My own Uncle David, whose birthday I share, was a rodeo cowboy for a while. And thanks to the Cherokee blood running through our veins (not that you’d know it to look at me unless you notice my cheekbones), he looked every bit the dashing cowboy with striking blue eyes. And just like every cowboy I’ve ever read about or have known, he had a problem with alcohol. Why am I bringing this up?…