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Our Quintessential Austin Adventure
Jul10

Our Quintessential Austin Adventure

A few weeks prior to the Fourth of July holiday weekend, my wife and I agreed to spend those four days in Austin. We’d had grander plans to venture much farther away,  but time and finances have a particular way of dictating your future. As a one-time, long-time, near-Austin resident, I know the city well enough to get from Hamilton Pool to Barton Springs. My wife, on the other hand, had only visited the city a few times. I...

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Private Wars, Daniel Whittington
Mar19

Private Wars, Daniel Whittington

Initially four separate EPs, Private Wars is the recent full-length album from Daniel Whittington, an independent musician from Texas. Full disclosure: He’s a friend, but once you finish listening to this Texas-infused roots rock album, you’ll want to be his friend as well. Daniel’s voice has a dash of rasp, evidence that his love song “Irish Whiskey” isn’t just a fictional ode to the drink....

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Still Bitter After All These Years, Or How I Learned to Stop Caring About Brevity and Love Writing Verbose Headlines*
Jan11

Still Bitter After All These Years, Or How I Learned to Stop Caring About Brevity and Love Writing Verbose Headlines*

Did you participate in U.I.L. contests in Junior High or High School? In Texas, the University Interscholastic League sponsored contests between schools covering a wide range of academic topics. In Junior High, I tied for 6th in a U.I.L. spelling contest. Unfortunately, the powers that be at that particular contest failed to notify me of the tie. I missed the ensuing spell-off, only to later find my test with “7th Place –...

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