Tag Archives: Austin

Healthy Eating Redux

First let me say, my mother was a superior cook. Every night she cooked a family meal and we all gathered around the kitchen table eating and talking. Many of our family favorites were from the Southern cooking repertoire she learned from … Continue reading

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British Invasion Redux

Last night I went to a great music concert/fundraiser in Austin courtesy of my sister-in-law who works for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians or HAAM. The British Invasion of the 60’s was revisited by an eclectic procession of Austin/Texas/British musicians. … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Facebook–next chapter

Please read this news story about my grandson’s plight and sign the petition. Please watch the video news story and share. Justin has actually been in jail since February 14. He is now in solitary for his own protection. We … Continue reading

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The night they drove old Dixie down

Tonight I watched a tribute to Levon Helm call “Love for Levon.” A whole slew of grey-haired musicians like Roger Waters, Greg Allman, Joe Walsh, and many more sang their hearts out for Levon and his music for a couple … Continue reading

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My Dream House

The house had no air-conditioning and a old refrigerator with the motor on top. But, it was full of good vibes. We moved in and proceeded to live the life we had been dreaming of those past four years in school. Continue reading

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I Want to Go Home to the Armadillo

One of my favorite lines is “if you remember the 60’s (or 70’s) you weren’t really there.” Well it seems plenty of us were really there and are remembering the Armadillo World Headquarters, that venerable music venue in Austin, Texas which was THE place to hear live music from 1970 through the early 1980’s.

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Race Relations

Unk’s front yard consisted of a few wooden benches under a big tree, a big wash tub for icing down the beer, a really big Bar-B-Q smoker, and an outhouse. There was frequently something cooking, guitars playing, kids chasing each other and the dogs–we were all feeling the love. Continue reading

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