Howdy Horn Honkers!

Therra Cathryn Gwyn
Here is where I honk into the void (and visible world) about politics, pop culture, grief, spirituality, the personal, the peculiar and the often comical cosmic condition we all share. Life is just a ride. Call shotgun and let's go.
Created 08 Mar 2021
  • Nessie in the News
    26 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Howdy Horn Honkers! What does it say about the world we currently live in that the Loch Ness Monster was captured on drone footage and it barely made a blip in the news? One of the world’s most famous...
  • From The Big Easy to The Big Apple
    10 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 6 1
    Howdy Horn Honkers. Between the latest hurricane, world events and the ongoing COVID crisis, I haven’t really had time to muse much on my third-week-of-August birthday trip to New York City. This was ...
  • Only the Good Die Young
    02 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 8 6
    Howdy Horn Honkers! I recently had a significant birthday and celebrated with a rockin’ beauty of a time in New York City. Got back to the Gulf Coast in time to meet Hurricane Ida. She beat up on Miss...
  • All Dogs Go To Heaven
    14 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 14 5
    Y’all. I lost three of my four dogs in the last year. Along with the Covid-19 crisis and everything it smacked us with, I had to say goodbye to three of the sweetest friends I’ve known this century. E...
  • Looking -VS- Seeing
    18 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 2
    I’ve often wondered what we would look like if our emotional wounds were as readily visible as any physical injuries. Ever notice how we will rush to open to a door for someone on crutches? But, I won...
  • The Point of No Return
    14 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 3
    Howdy Horn Honkers. This is actually two stories - one professional and one personal - so it’s a bit of a yellow brick road, but if you stick with me we can amble together to that place where the stor...
  • Motel Hell
    25 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 10 9
    Howdy Horn Honkers. It finally happened. After decades traveling the roads of this fair country (and others) I finally encountered the single worst motel dwelling I’ve stumbled into at the end of a lo...
  • The Molecular Weight of Sorrow
    06 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 24 2
    I wrote the following one year, five months and 22 days after the death of my husband: I wake up every day feeling like shit. A pervasive sadness follows me like a hungry dog wanting food. But what do...
  • We Built This City on Sausage Rolls
    16 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 11
    Howdy Horn Honkers. The other night my pal Tommy and I were on Twitter in our DMs discussing one of our favourite subjects: Bob Dylan. We’re both wide-ranging music fans so there’s a few crossroads wh...
  • The Helpers
    09 May 2021 • 2 min read • 11 0
    Y’all. Lately I’ve been thinking about the helpers. I've thought of the helpers many times since my husband John was diagnosed with brain cancer and died. Without the helpers, I'm wondering if this on...
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