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The vampires never showed up

We saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tuesday night. They’re on a 40th anniversary tour, and they still put on a damn good show. The set was all hits, practically a “best of” album collection, and that was okay. The crowd trended older, but you couldn’t tell by the energy they were putting out. This woman in her 50’s sitting just behind us kept screaming “Whoo!… Yeah… Let’s go…” in a raspy voice. She was in the thralls of that sort of ecstatic joy everyone should feel at some point. I think if someone had asked her to die for Tom Petty, she would have. Tom Petty was visibly amused… Read More

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Slow Apocalypse, Texas Style

It’s weird to be sitting through what feels like the intro setup for a post-apocalypse movie.

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Austin’s abnormal winter

The fraction inch of snow that completely shut down the entire city of Austin, TX, this morning.  I’m originally from the Texas Panhandle, where we have to deal with all the nasty stuff that blows down off of the Rockies. I am fascinated by the response down here to some ice on the ground.  

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