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Independence Day—in Austin and beyond

Written by | Published July 7, 2008
4th of July fireworks displays never cease to give me a rush of excitement and ooh-and-ahh wonder. Despite the crowds…

Web of Drama

Written by | Published June 26, 2008
I remember last June—one of the rainiest Junes on record—when my basil plants grew out of control and those crazy…

Museum of Food

Written by | Published June 26, 2008
Sunday morning. 8 am. The topic is "Food as Art." And the venue is the self-service "gallery" in the Whole…

Perfected Quencher

Written by | Published June 12, 2008
Until last Saturday, I had forgotten how long it's been since I had a really GREAT glass of iced tea.…

The "Peace" prize goes to ...

Written by | Published June 5, 2008
For the sheer joy of blissful relaxation, I award the Peace Prize to Port Aransas. As much as the town…

Sizzles like summer

Written by | Published June 5, 2008
Well, it's officially summer in Austin. The calendar begs to differ, I know, but I have my own criteria. One,…
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