Del Boca Vista, 2014

This is the sign that now graces our front porch. It’s the same design as the signs found on the historic homes around town–all pre-1926 dwellings (ours was built in 1929, so no dice). We found the maker of the historic signs and commissioned this one. Only instead of it featuring the name of theContinue reading “Del Boca Vista, 2014”

maybe I’ll just rent a car instead

A decade ago when I was working at the Alley Theatre, we sponsored a breakfast event for our corporate donors. Larry Kellner, then-CEO of Houston-based Continental Airlines, was the speaker. The company’s slogan was “Work hard, fly right,” and Continental was being awarded a number of honors, including Most Admired Global Airline and Most Admired U.S. Airline byContinue reading “maybe I’ll just rent a car instead”

don’t be a tourist

A newborn bison was euthanized Monday because a couple of tourists in Yellowstone thought it would be a good idea to give the little feller a ride in their warm SUV (it was cold outside), causing the mom and rest of the herd to later reject it. Tourists reaching the end of the Appalachian Trail are behaving soContinue reading “don’t be a tourist”

they once were wolves

Does an animal that finds its asshole, an ice cube and its owner’s face equally delightful to lick care about seeing the Hollywood sign? Does an animal that chases its own tail, surprises itself by farting and is scared of the vacuum want to go to the Grand Canyon and marvel at the enormity of it all? Does an animal that, atContinue reading “they once were wolves”

10- year blog anniversary: people and places

Today is my blog’s 10th birthday. This is the last historical listicle. It might seem odd to honor the memory of someone you love by making a bacon monstrosity, but Mason would have approved. In fact, he would have been there eating it with us if he could have. I always knew I’d eventually go to theContinue reading “10- year blog anniversary: people and places”