Stumble

In a world full of people who will gladly roll you if they could do it with impunity, I’m sincerely glad that I live in an area of Austin, Texas where I can stumble through neighborhood streets at 12am and not have somebody run up on me to make sure I don’t turn the corner […]

Ten and Eight

Today is 18 years in Austin. Long, hard road; long strange trip; yadda-yadda-yadda. I guess it’s pivotal that I closed a dark chapter in my life a few days before the anniversary. The new job is demanding, but I’m not feeling despondent yet, so I guess that’s something. Personally, it’s time to turn some things […]

Olfactory Refractory

Texas Ash. Fraxinus albicans. There’s something about this time of year in Austin where night walks are amazing. It’s the smells, the scents, the warm, muggy breezes that carry the quixotic chemistry of life to light up my olfactory bulb, to excite my hippocampus, to carry me calmly into my strolling heaven. It’s more than […]