Tag Archives: Houston

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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Birth of the Cool

If you receive this blog by email, to listen to the video while reading, click on the post title, Birth of the Cool. My first exposure, at age twenty-nine, to modern and contemporary art was at Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center. I’d … Continue reading

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“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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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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Houston: a little less Willie Nelson, a little more Doctor John

Dr. John, “If I don’t do it, you know somebody else will.” To watch the video below while you read, click on the post title. Wearing in a new groove is difficult. So far we have driven from the airport … Continue reading

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