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Houston “Art Car” Weekend

For those of you who haven’t encountered Art Cars before, They look sort of like this, sometimes. Imagine if you will an automobile (ranging from fairly new to very old, very broken, and barely functional, about six or eight steps past “jalopy”) acquired by a human (ranging from barely able …

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Rumors of our demise are somewhat overstated. But the next piece here has some learning and some more research to be done, so it’s taking longer than I thought. Learning comes slower these days; I think my brain’s getting full. Or stuck. Or something. Anyway, here’s a sneak preview. And …

Wayfaring Stranger…

Decided last week that cabin fever was settling in and I needed to get out again, so I sorted through the various events and places on my “gotta do this sometime” list and eventually settled on A Plan. In Four Parts. Part One: catch the time machine back to the …

San Jacinto Day, 2014

Once again I headed over to the San Jacinto Day Battle Re-enactment. Once again, the Mexicans held to their old failed tactics. Once again, the Mexicans lost. Badly. I talked to a couple of the survivors after the event and they told me they were hoping to deploy some secret …

A Dickens of a Time…

A week after the Renaissance Festival run ends, the Galveston Historical Foundation holds their festival, Dickens On The Strand, a single-weekend street festival celebrating the city’s Victorian-era history and trade. The appeal is similar to the Renaissance Festival, and I noticed several Renaissance players following their seven weeks of work …

Good Day t’ye, Lords and Ladies….

First up: The Texas Renaissance Festival. I could rattle on at length about this place: One of the earliest Renaissance Festivals in the country, by their account the largest AND one of the biggest, etc., etc. It’s been going on rain or shine (or both sometimes) for nearly 40 years …

Howdy, y’all!

You have arrived at the new Highly Classified Very Very Secret Thing In Process. Which is still sort of In Process, but it’s been Under Wraps long enough that it needs a little bit of air, and it’s starting to take some more serious shape, so it’s time for a …