Monthly Archives: March 2016

“Keep Houston Ugly”

In 1982 Missing Persons sang, “Nobody walks in LA.” Los Angeles has long been criticized for being a city on wheels—you must have a car to survive. But…not necessarily true. There’s an efficient 100-mile rail system that includes connections from … Continue reading

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The boys in the back: Sopa de Guajillo

If you receive this post by email, to listen to the video below while reading just click on the post title, “The boys in the back”.   Freddy Fender and Ry Cooder, The Borderline      “Le disparé cinco veces, … Continue reading

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You’ve come a long way, Piggly Wiggly: Border Grill Cactus Salad

If you receive this blog via email, click on the post title, “You’ve come a long way, Piggly Wiggly” to listen to the video below while reading. Børns, “Past Lives” One of the rewards of being a grownup and buying … Continue reading

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Houston: Who knew?

Things I know about Houston: I can sing the chorus of that Dean Martin song. It’s a city with lots of oil and plenty of money. I have a dim recollection of the Houston Oilers. I remember NASA’s dramatic triumphs … Continue reading

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