Tag Archives: Bicycle Annie

Testaments to Invisible Lives

As the unremitting heat of this past summer is about to remit, I’m seeing more and more of Austin’s street people out and about.  During this endless and hellacious summer, I had noted their absence on the downtown streets and … 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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With a Little Help from my Friends

Since I’ve been working on some other matters, including my article about traffic for Austin Post, I thought now would be a good time to spotlight some great comments by readers in response to previous entries. A wonderful gentlemen who … Continue reading

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Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming!

In case you noticed my absence, I escaped on vacation (Cabo San Lucas) last week and didn’t have an entry to post before leaving.  If I were better organized, I would have done some pre-writing, as they call it in … Continue reading

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Bury My Heart in Austin

I have traveled far to visit historic sites recommended by one of the two Fs (Fodor’s or Frommer’s) or listed in 1,000 Places to See Before I Die, marveling at walls, both great (China) and imprisoning (Alcatraz), canals, towers, gardens, … Continue reading

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