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 […]
08-Jun-2012driving 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-2012chasing water sprinklers
Our dachshund, Coco, chasing water sprinklers.
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-2012In 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-2012Silk worm web at Cooper Lake
19-Mar-2012Welcome 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-2012Walkin’ 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-2012Dead 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-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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03-Jan-2012First fill-up of 2012
Getting gas at the Texaco station on K Ave. in Plano, Texas.
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 […]