“And I am learning to let go Of everything I tried to hold” I’m going through boxes of old papers, pictures, journals, CDs and other detritus from my life so far to lighten the load for our move to Uruguay by discarding unwanted/needed items. I’ll share some of my (non-incriminating) finds below. More to comeContinue reading “Hoarding”
Expected Arrival in Montevideo in Going where? South America? Uruguay? Where is Uruguay? Why? As we watch housing costs continue to rise across the country and especially in Austin, we worry about our ability to maintain a satisfying life when our rental agreement ends at the end of this summer. Without an increase in payContinue reading “Uruguay”
I wish I were a better artist. I wish I could draw or paint or sketch or something. That I’m not very good at these things doesn’t stop me from doing them, I just wish the results were more to my liking.
In February 2022, Misty and I visited the Caribbean coast of Colombia for the first time. We booked our tickets on a whim in August of 2021 when flights to Cartagena were cheap, hoping pandemic restrictions would be less severe by take-off. We flew into Cartagena and spent a few days at a hostel inContinue reading “Colombia”
April 6, 2022 We adopted Jeff from Austin’s Town Lake Animal Center in early 2008. I don’t know what month he was born in 2007, but he’s definitely nearing in on 15. When people ask his age, I just tell them 15 now. He’s earned it. We sent in saliva samples to get a DNAContinue reading “Jeff”
I was recently made aware that boxes full of documents providing the details of the organization with which I started my professional political life, Texas Freedom Network, have been donated to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Not expecting to find much as they’ve only just been donated (and boxes remain outstanding to beContinue reading “In the Archives: Texas Freedom Network”