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Texas with Open Arms: Cozying up to the Music Scene in Austin

March 7, 2014

She was not a good student.  She had tried college and it hadn’t really worked out.  She had fallen in with a hard partying crowd, musicians and such.  It was a weakness.  So she quit school and moved to Los Angeles, thinking she could become a singer there.  But that was a bust too.  So […]

Naval Gazing: Pondering the Cost of Defense on the USS Midway in San Diego

April 5, 2013

Believe it or not, the Right and the Left are bickering.  But this time around it’s a good thing because they’re not arguing about whether or not to cut the US federal budget but where to cut it.  Which means most Americans have woken up and smelled the coffee.  We’ve got a problem and it’s […]

Surrendering to the Void: Stargazing at Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona

March 22, 2013

Here’s what I learned from the media on February 18th:  Justin Bieber is acting strangely.  He wore a gas mask in public for no apparent reason and stormed out of his own birthday party. Here’s what I learned at Kitt Peak Observatory on Saturday: Early in the afternoon of Friday, Feb 15th an asteroid measuring […]

Went Down to the Crossroads: A Blues Tour of the Delta

July 13, 2012

Few places in America are as interesting as the Mississippi delta.  Stretching 250 miles from Memphis in the north to Vicksburg in the south, and about 80 miles wide, the delta is a pancake flat alluvial plain bordered by the Mississippi River on the west and the Mississippi hill country on the east.  The majority […]

Of Shrimp and Petroleum: Acadiana One Year After the Oil Spill

October 7, 2011

In the bayous south and west of New Orleans the fallout from the BP oil spill continues to be felt more than a year after the well was capped. Shrimp boats sit idle, not because the fisheries are producing seafood that is unsafe to eat – Gulf Coast seafood was deemed safe for consumption months […]