Monthly Archives: May 2016

Houston: A Tiger by the tail

Houston, we have been sprung. The project is over, the rental car has been turned in, the keys to the apartment are on the table, and we have closed the door.  Hunter Thompson once wrote, “Houston is a cruel, crazy town … Continue reading

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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston is complicated: “You’ll cry when you arrive, you’ll cry when you leave.” I cried when we arrived but I doubt that I’ll cry when we leave. Houston is hard work: the traffic, the sprawl, the weather, the traffic—all make … Continue reading

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He took me out to the ballgame

If you receive this blog via email, listen to this Cake tune played during the Mariners Astros pre-game show by clicking on the post title. In 1950s Nebraska, my sisters and I always had a lot to do in the … Continue reading

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Bus shorts: Mean streets

    INTERIOR-SB HOUSTON METRORAIL CAR-DAY A METRORail car pulls away from the downtown Houston rail stop.  Riders sit in blue plastic seats two by two, facing each other—half looking at the front of the car, half looking at the … Continue reading

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Birth of the Cool, Part 2

Loved this story sent to me by my friend Bob, in response to the “Birth of the Cool” post, about his Midwestern exposure to art and jazz.    “Had my little mid-west mind blown away when escaping a rather bleak … Continue reading

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