Tag Archives: Austin

Austin’s Sickening Cedar Problem

I’m re-posting this blog post from January, 2014 (and 2016), 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 … Continue reading

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Keep the Cleats Off of Austin’s Parkland!

Have they lost their collective minds? I’m talking about Austin city council members who recently announced they are considering a plan from Columbus, Ohio’s professional soccer team, Crew SC or Crew Soccer Club, to move to Austin and build a … 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 Makes Me Sick!!!

Among the reasons for not moving to Austin, I bet you think our atrocious traffic problem and lack of mass transit is at the top of the list. Or the lack of affordable housing. Or the high property taxes. But you’d … 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

I’ve noticed a lot of “news” magazines (e.g., 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning) are re-airing old segments, causing me to wonder whether I’ve become incredibly prescient or just losing my mind,  imagining that I’ve seen something before.  They very cleverly … 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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Zelma for President!!!

As many of you may recall, I’ve mentioned Bicycle Annie on several occasions in these pages.  She was a woman who, during the 50s, 60s, and 70s, could invariably be found along the Drag and other downtown Austin streets, be … Continue reading

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Out of Step in the Upside Down World of Progress

Younger readers will probably be horrified to learn that during my formative years living in Austin, we had just one television station.   The sole source of television fare was provided by KTBC, which started broadcasting in 1952 and was owned … Continue reading

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