Category Archives: Old/New Austin

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

I continue my celebration of Earth Day on this day after, watching the trees sway like dancers from the vantage of my window, reminding me anew that I’m a true child of nature.  As the symphony of another year’s spring reaches … 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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Turning into a Grumpy Old Woman?

In recent years, I have tried to resign myself to gathering wrinkles and accumulating creaks with a sense of humor, aspiring to be one of those gracefully aging ladies I so often read about in the obituaries.  Reviewing some of … Continue reading

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Too Late for the “Austin Worth Keeping” Festival

Thanks to the H.E.B. grocery chain, the “Keep Austin Weird Fest” had its 8th annual go-round.  Viewing photos of people (I think) arrayed in various versions of weirdness, I began reflecting on Austin, as a home of the weird. My … Continue reading

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