My name is Charles Prokop. I’m a reformed clinical psychologist and university professor living on the southern fringe of the Texas Hill Country. These days I spend most of my time messing around taking care of the property my wife and I live on, tending to the feral cats that wander up, reading a lot, and playing golf. I also write a weekly golf column for the local papers.
When I started this blog a few years ago, the topic was all golf, all the time. Time passed, my internet access became problematic, and for a few months the blog became more work than fun. Technology eventually improved out here in the sticks, and I returned to blogging more regularly.
As the subtitle indicates, I’ve expanded my topic areas to cover “golf, feral cats, books, and life in the Texas Hill Country.” If you should write what you know, that’s what I know these days.
Golf: I play a lot and typically carry a handicap between 7 and 10, depending on the time of year and frequency of play. I play at a variety of courses in the greater San Antonio area, but my home course is the Flying L in Bandera, TX. I’ll talk about golf as a part of life much more than golf on the PGA tour. There are plenty of other good sites devoted to golf news and reporting.
Books: I always have at least 2 books going, sometimes more. I read mostly fiction, with a sprinkling of nonfiction if something strikes my fancy. I’ll comment periodically on whatever grabs my attention in a book, or recommend something if it seems particularly worthwhile.
Feral Cats: The countryside around us is full of feral and semi-domesticated cats. Misguided people dump unwanted pets out here, the cats reproduce, and then they move in. My wife and I are softhearted suckers and end up feeding the ones that show up on our property. We trap them, spay/neuter and vaccinate them, and release them. Most of them hang around. I’ll introduce them to you.
Hill Country Life: This is a catchall category for anything else that comes up. This is a rugged little patch of the world with a lot more rocks than soil. It’s hard to dig a hole and plant a tree, there are no level spots on my property, and life here nicks up your golf clubs. But it’s a great place to be, and it’s often entertaining or thought provoking.
I can be contacted at chrlsprkp[at]gmail[dot]com. (Write the address the normal way, with @ and . in place of the text in the brackets. I’m just reducing the risk of robot scan junk mail.)