Mike Thompson Jr.

Mike Thompson Jr.
Mike Thompson Jr. is a native Texan who grew up in East Texas and lives in Austin now with grandchildren. None of them hunt. Yet. All of them love Dixie.

Recent Essays

That Dog Won’t Hunt!

Whether hunting or watching TV at home, you will never be alone with a good dog by your side.  Dixie and I may never get another bird, but a bird hunt is a great excuse to get out of the office, away from a lunch at the faculty lounge, away from this or that electronically amplified human crisis and into the rhythm of nature. 

Selling 3301

Today, many in our society seem to want change for its own sake. I hope a different spirit continues among those neighbors and the street remains a neighborhood as it was while my family lived there.