Posts tagged: texas

15-Jun-2012
My favorite El Salvadoran dive with the lopsided pool tables and homely Mexican women is under new management.

My 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 [...]


08-Jun-2012
driving home in the rain

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012: Heading north on Jupiter Rd. in Plano, Texas at about 3 o’clock in the afternoon.


24-May-2012
chasing water sprinklers

Our dachshund, Coco, chasing water sprinklers.


22-May-2012
backyard birdfeeder

I bought a birdfeeder at the flea market last weekend, made out of an old brake drum and railroad spikes welded into the shape of a stick figure man. I also bought a birdhouse made from Texas license plates, but so far no birds have shown any interest in moving in. Maybe because it’s Texas, [...]


04-May-2012
In Texas, oil companies pay YOU

In Texas, oil companies pay YOU

Check I received for letting them perform some seismic testing on my property out in West Texas. Fill ‘er up!


31-Mar-2012
Silk worm web at Cooper Lake


19-Mar-2012
Welcome to Rancho Koogmo!

Welcome to Rancho Koogmo!

Today I closed the deal on a one-room cabin situated an acre of land located about an hour’s drive outside of Dallas, Texas. Paid cash for the property. Mortgage-free! It’s got electricity, water, septic tank….and a boat shed/workshop. (Need to set aside a spot to park the school bus and shipping container…that steel roof will [...]


04-Mar-2012
Walkin’ the Rails

Walkin' the Rails

Took the truck in for an oil change and tune-up. From the shop I walked out to a set of abandoned railroad tracks on the other side of I-75.
You don’t always need to buy round-trip plane tickets to destinations exotic and unknown in order to go traveling. All you need to do is step [...]


20-Feb-2012
Dead baby squirrel on the side of the road

Dead baby squirrel on the side of the road

Was out walking the dogs and came across this little guy. Looks like he’d been mauled. A patch of skin was torn off his scalp, and there were scrape (or bite) marks all over his body.


28-Jan-2012
turtle 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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