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 evenings after the 7 PM newscast.

When the Rambling Boy met A.C. Greene

Lonn Taylor has been lucky enough to meet quite a few authors, of which he says are generally some of the most interesting people.

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn talks about how one of the most interesting and luckiest authors he’s ever met has been A.C. Greene, the former book page editor of the now defunct Dallas Times-Herald.


Lonn & Dedie Take on The Florida Keys (Again)

“Que bonito es no hacer nada, y despues de no hacer nada, descansar,” – “How sweet it is to do nothing and, after doing nothing, rest.”

That’s the sign that hangs up outside of the Taylor residence in Fort Davis, and it’s exactly the mantra Lonn and Dedie followed on their latest ramble to the Florida Keys – As Lonn explains in this edition of The Rambling Boy.

A New Englander and West Texas Rancher as Kindred Spirits

Laura Wilson’s book Watt Matthews of Lambshead has the best opening sentence of any Texas book Lonn Taylor knows of – That Sentence? “Watt Matthews is 90 years old and still in charge.”

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn talks of the unlikely friendship that came of photographer from New England and a West Texas rancher.



What Makes a Maverick?

What does Samuel Maverick, early San Antonio settler, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence,, and Republic of Texas congressman, have in common with Etienne de Silhouette, Rudolf Diesel, and the Fourth Earl of Sandwich?

In this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explores what really makes a maverick, and how the eponym has transformed over the years – From big-wave surfing, to computer operating systems.

The Origins of Lonn’s Individualism

In this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn explains how the origins of his individualism came to be, mostly through a radio show he devotedly listened to upon returning to the lower forty-eight after spending most of his childhood in the Philippines.