Listening to Die Valkure

Based on a previous Norse Notation, I was listening to the opera to and from Austin. Day after Valentine’s. I went searching for a libretto, thinking I had a grip on the plot, only to find out I was woefully mistaken. Still, it is a sad love story, misguided, even, with both gods and humans [...]

A Very Private Grief

An uncle passed the other evening. While not exactly close in recent times, I have stayed in touch, as best I can. Made a few long detours to check up on him, some years back. Perhaps I’m missing something, but there is that elegiac tone. HIs wife, my aunt, showed up in dreams, some time [...]

Round Rock Donuts

Standing in line at the Starbucks, past the security check, I watched, bemused, as a guy took a picture of the mugs. Variously, they read, Texas and San Antonio. “Where ya’ll from,” I asked. “New York,” he said, hint of that typical accent. I smiled, and he asked where I was from. “Here.” There was [...]

San Antonio Coffee

via various: Cuban: Café Cubano – espresso with 1 teaspoon of sugar. Mexican: Café de Olla – 1 tbsp coffee, 1½ tbsp. piloncillo, 1½ cups water and a cinnamon stick. Irish Coffee — Irish Coffee. Still a works in progress, be my guess. Subsidiary to this one, I’ve added “Pour Over” to my morning routine. [...]

The Rift

The Rift - Walter Jon Williams Another super sale deal, and one I almost bought, but I realized I already had enough new material to read, no need to load myself up with digital versions of hardbacks. 99 cents on the iBooks thing. Great deal. There’s an entry, dated

Media Memories

This article triggered a thought, about advertising and media. Two failed businesses, dead issues, now. The salient point being that Apple apparently lets the media cover a product to carry the weight of the advertising and marketing. That idea, just like the old dancing frogs in top of the bank turned-dance-club. The 80’s were a [...]

At the Rock Shop Again

Looks like Austin, At the Rock Shop Again, at Nature's Treasures, for a Tuesday. No! Wait! It’s Wednesday! Tuesday at Nature's Treasures. 4103 North IH-35 Austin, Texas 78722 Store phone: 512-472-5015 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM —— #Austin

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