Category Archives: Old/New Austin

An Ode to the Symphony

Living through the debacle of the Trump presidency, I imagine that I share with others the sense of dread that greets my mornings. With the help of my snooze button, I manage to avoid wakefulness a few times, but eventually … Continue reading

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How the NRA is Killing Christmas

Even before Charles Darwin explained species survival, our children have always been our most precious assets, our links to immortality. Like others in the animal world, humans instinctively protect their offspring until they can manage on their own. In the … Continue reading

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Austin’s Sickening Cedar Problem

Most years I feel a civic duty to warn my fellow Austin residents that cedar fever season is upon us.  If you are in Austin now and still not sneezing and dripping, don’t count your chickens, yet.   The annual pollination … Continue reading

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Keep Your Cleats Off of Austin’s Parkland!

Have they lost their collective minds? I’m talking about Austin city council members who are considering a plan from Columbus, Ohio’s professional soccer team,  Crew Soccer Club, to move to Austin and build a stadium on downtown lakeside parkland – … Continue reading

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Austin Invaded by Zika Snakes!!

Zika Snakes?  Let me explain, I am a desperate woman using desperate measures to keep more people from moving here.  You see, last month, I read this headline that provoked me to sputter out my coffee: “Austin Metro Surpasses 2 … Continue reading

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Austin, Cedar Capital of the World!!

I’m reposting my blog post from January, 2014, because it’s just so darn timely. If you are in Austin now and still not sneezing and dripping, don’t count your chickens, yet.   Our annual pollination festival is amping up slowly. … Continue reading

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My Longest Love Affair

Witnessing the trees that sway like dancers from the vantage of my window, I’m reminded anew of my origins as nature’s child.  As the trees awake from their winter slumber and the symphony of another spring reaches its crescendo, I … Continue reading

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Austin May be Weird, But Portland is Cool!

I’m not generally known as a travel blogger (assuming I’m known for anything at all), but a recent trip to Portland was motivation for me to write about that city for its sheer audacity, if nothing else.  Portland, you see, … Continue reading

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My Summer Hiatus

What’s a blogger to do when she needs a break from being a good read (my goal), creating controversy, and bringing back fond memories?  Taking a cue from television where even news magazines like “60 Minutes” and “CBS Sunday Morning” … Continue reading

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Put Muny on the List, Mr. Kelso!!

Whenever a group of my former Austin High School ’71 classmates congregate, invariably we find ourselves comparing the old Austin (good) to the new Austin (bad). I remember a conversation a while back when a group of us were sitting … Continue reading

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