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”
2014 Ford Fiesta SE88,000 milesSingle owner~30 mpg $11,400 6-speed automatic Great A/C and heater Power windows New tires last year FM/AM stereo with CD and auxiliary input Additional LED strip brake/turn lights added beneath hatchback lip Ford mySync with USB is wonky — may just need a new fuse and update, though Almost unnoticeable hailContinue reading “FSBO: 2014 Ford Fiesta”
“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”
Going where? South America? Uruguay? Why? As we watch housing costs and inflation continue to rise across the country and especially in Austin, we worry about our ability to maintain a satisfying life without constantly struggling for ever-increasing pay. We realized we were faced with being forced to move somewhere rent is less expensive —Continue 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”
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”