04-Jan-2014Flea Market Stories: Gary the Bookseller
Gary has been selling used books at Vikon Flea Market for nearly 25 years. My discovery of his shop is what drew me to the place nearly seven years ago. Bibliophiles could spend hours perusing the books lining the dusty bookshelves of his store, which boasts an eclectic and impressive collection of rare and hard-to-find […]
14-Oct-2012Another stack of Koogmo #3 has been dispersed around downtown Dallas
Confused tourists will now have something to read while wandering lost through that weekend ghost town.
Again as before the only life that can be found are the shuffling bums outside the Greyhound bus station and the weary travelers who are trying their best not to make eye contact or strike up any conversation. The […]
16-Jun-2012508 Park Avenue
Lately, one of my favorite pasttimes has been listening to “Texas Blues Radio” on KNON 89.3FM while I’m driving to take the dogs for their daily walk. Sometimes I’ll hear interesting and amusingly unpolished segments on Texas history, where I learn about guys like Sam Houston and Davy Crockett. Yesterday I learned about Robert Johnson.
15-Jun-2012My favorite El Salvadoran dive with the lopsided pool tables and homely Mexican women is under new management.
The rainbow flags and banners hanging all over the place should have tipped me off. I was disappointed to find all the pool tables stacked haphazardly on one side of the room.
There are a number of young Latinos sitting in lounge chairs, each keeping to himself, drink in hand, seemingly sedated, watching me. There’s […]
09-Jun-2012typewriter review: Smith-Corona Galaxie II
My latest thrift store find: Smith-Corona Galaxie II. Picked it up at a thrift store today for about $14 and change. It’s in excellent condition. The previous owner must have been a collector. He/she took very good care of the thing.
28-Jan-2012turtle in the mud
Came across this little guy in the mud while hiking around the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas, Texas.
Here are a few GPS coordinates that I uploaded to Google Maps:
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31-Jul-2011Across the street from the Bee Enchiladeria there once lived the man who shot JFK
Took a trip out to the south Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff today after I read an article mentioning that the old apartment where Lee Harvey Oswald once lived was going to be demolished. I thought I’d head out there and have a quick look-see before the place was razed. Looks like the city had […]
10-May-2010Chang Jing Korean BBQ & Cuisine
My new favorite restaurant. I’m gonna eat here every day for the rest of my life. See my earlier review here.
Last night I had the barbecue teriyaki chicken:
If you ever find yourself in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area with a sudden craving for Korean BBQ, you should definitely check this place out.
Map and directions:
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