Texas is dry. Not dry like in The Untouchables, but dry as in bush fires, bans on washing cars, and wild animals coming into the town in search of water. Dry like a desert bone. All kinds of records have tumbled since I moved to Hell’s armpit, most notably the “most days over 100F” one.… Continue reading On Renaissance Fairs
Port Aransas holds a complicated place in my heart. For one, it’s the first place that my now-wife and I went on vacation together; on the other hand, on that trip I discovered via Facebook the first round of layoffs at my job – I still remained employed then, but the writing was on the… Continue reading On Port Aransas, TX
If it’s only $3.50, you have to ask yourself if you really want it.
Read about our adventures so far here and here. The train to Edinburgh leaves from Kings Cross station. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s a very nice station. Clean, modern, safe. Ne’er a prostitute in sight. The 3 hours to Edinburgh – our first train journey as a couple, my wife reminds me – roll… Continue reading #UK2015 – 3. Edinburgh
After a suitable amount of hijinks making our way from Austin, TX to the shores of the Olde Country, we finally arrived in London… This is probably the most middle-class vacation I’ve ever been on, so being picked up by a driver at the airport is essential. Our guy is tall and has an accent… Continue reading #UK 2015 – 2. Our Nation’s Capital
It had only been a year since my last visit to the old country, but it had been much longer since I’d really had a chance to look around. In addition to the cold wasteland of the North East of England, I’d also be checking out my long-held prejudices of other parts of this great… Continue reading #UK2015 – 1. Cars and Planes
So, it comes to the end of December and you’re taking your decorations down. But…maybe one of them has come to seem like an integral part of the decor of the room. For me, it’s the fairy lights above the fireplace. For Llano, TX, it’s a giant Rudolph leaping forever across a road in the… Continue reading Rudolph in April