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Closet Recyclers!

Written by | Published June 29, 2009
Last week I attended a reunion of high-school chums in Oklahoma City, a seven-hour drive from Austin (though my lead-footed…

Austin Chamber Music Festival

Written by | Published June 25, 2009
Thoroughly enjoyed a free Austin Chamber Music Festival event (splendid Mendelssohn Piano Trio concert) at downtown Austin's Central Presbyterian Church…

Patagonia / Texas Travel

Written by | Published June 25, 2009
I'm a fan of Patagonia outfitters not only because the company designs and manufactures amazing gear but also because the…

Lavender Daytrip

Written by | Published June 17, 2009
I'd wanted to go to the Blanco Lavender Festival for several years, so when my daughter-in-law, an Ohio native, said she…

Revisiting Wimberley

Written by | Published June 4, 2009
Showing a friend around sometimes results in making some discoveries yourself. Such was the case when I took my Lubbock…

Summer Camp Blues

Written by | Published May 29, 2009
Every once in a blue moon, I lament the fact that I never went to summer camp as a kid…

Day at the Museum

Written by | Published May 20, 2009
Last year, I blogged about my family's prehistoric experience at Dinosaur Valley State Park, near Glen Rose. Laurie Jasinski's coverage…

Mediterranean in McKinney

Written by | Published May 19, 2009
Inspired by a comment on my last post on dining in McKinney (thanks, Shelly from This Eclectic Life), I paid…

European Culinary Discoveries in McKinney

Written by | Published May 19, 2009
A few days ago, I made the one-hour trek up I-35 from Austin to check out the old Santa Fe…
I just received a phone call from a Tammy Huerta-Mallini from San Benito, who turns out to be the late…

Retail Therapy

Written by | Published May 12, 2009
I recently visited Houston on some personal business, and aimed to make the visit more pleasant with some retail therapy. 
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