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The Marvel Let Down

I am a violence wuss. I freely acknowledge this. I don’t find violence on the screen entertaining. This stems from my college days when, as a history major, I learned about wars and the futility of wars. One spring I saw Gallipoli, Breaker Morant and Apocalypse Now....

Bye Bye Texas Across the Bayou

Bye Bye Texas Across the Bayou

After leaving Houston, we had planned on a few days in Lafayette on our way to New Orleans, where one of my best friends lives.  I couldn't wait to see Katy, so I hopped a bus and headed directly to NOLA while the BF drove Toa to Lafayette. I practiced mindfulness on...

After Austin (but still in Texas)

After Austin (but still in Texas)

We left Austin on the Monday after the conference ended, heading for Houston.  We stopped at a restaurant Rhae recommended and had a good southern meal (hamburgers with fried food) and kitsch for days as eye candy.  Trust Rhae for a food solid.  Next we hit the outlet...

Austin, Y’all

So we moved from Buda to Austin proper in preparation for the OpenStack Summit (read tech conference).  Our first afternoon, we went to the recommended Chuy's, a tex-mex restaurant with a little Elvis mixed in.  We were seated in the hubcap room.  Ironically, at some...

The last of the Texas A’s: Austin, almost

So we've been just south of Austin for the last week, having chosen a home close to where a FB friend lives (Hi Rhae!).  Originally, we were planning on making the drive into Austin, but instead we just hung around soaking up the (almost) rural Texas life.  Rhae...