July Fourth

In my world, there is a fairly common bumper sticker, in a variety of forms, but the lettering tends to be the same, “Everyone gave some, some gave all,” with a reciprocal refrain, call and response, “Freedom isn’t free.” While everyone else was using the holiday as an excuse to consume too much beer, eat [...]

Dream Sequence

“Sandy Springfield” came out of a dream sequence before the show. The first cursory search turned up a “Guiding Light” character, now no longer. Guiding Light Healing Arts Festival and Market, this coming weekend, San Antonio, TX. Interesting, this is deep roots, same exit as the bookstore, from the beginning of the double aughts. Been [...]

This Sunday in SA!

Sunday! This Sunday in SA! See listing for details, and see the photo-blog for street cred. Sunday! Sunday in SA! Looks like Austin, At the Rock Shop Again, at Nature’s Treasures, for a Tuesday. Often in Austin — Tuesday at Nature’s Treasures. 4103 North IH-35 Austin, Texas 78722 Store phone: 512-472-5015 11:00 AM - 6:00 [...]

Haunted House

I’ll haunt thee like a wicked conscience still, That mouldeth goblins swift as frenzy’s thoughts. Troilus in Shakespeare's T&C 5.10.28-9 Haunted houses. Haunted House. Been many long years since Abeline, many miles, too. Years. I worked in a haunted house early nineties, I’m guessing. The image stuck, forever, and it did change one tiny aspect [...]

Clouds Courthouse Food

Nothing shows the way San Antonio melds together better than a single image, Clouds Courthouse Food — The historic Bexar County Courthouse, moisture-laden coastal clouds, low and ominously fluffy, and then? Street food. Yeah, tacos. “Ay Tacos!” “First to arrive gets the best deal.”

Perfect Irony

Digging around looking for something I’d hastily scribbled down, I stumbled through an old post, set in New Mexico. It is the perfect illustration of irony, as defined, where — “New Mexico: Not really New and not really Mexico.” A united state since what, 1912? However, the culture stretches back thousands of years, if not [...]

Happy Flow Draft

Seen here. Or, a problem resolution guide — whatever one likes to call it. Are you happy? Yes? No? No? Is there a problem? Yes? No? Yes? Can you fix the problem? Yes? No? Yes? Fix the problem. Are you happy? The image of the draft copy fell out of a bag I use for [...]

DIY Monitor Riser

The first pass was simple enough, I had a bit of board left over from a previous project, and I just used it with the the four doors-stops. $7.27 for the doorstops at Lowe’s — on the way to Austin. Funny, because this started with me grabbing a dictionary off the shelf so I could [...]

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