Gary, your works so often remind me of Copland... not
directly in the writing, necessarily; but in their urbane
sensibilities and their conversatonal tone.
I might suggest more attention to an ending which
concludes these dialogues more satisfyingly. For a
Texan, you have a surprisingly New Englandesque
attitude about saying what you have to say and
then shutting up... and while I find that comfortable,
I expect others may wonder if you're actually done
talking or not.