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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 …

We’re not dead yet…

Well, not all of us. But the last several months have been fairly, well, unstable, depressing, and generally unpleasant, and as I don’t like inflicting that sort of nonsense on you guys, I’ve been just keeping my head down, mostly. But it turns out that a man can get really …

Preview

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 …

Remembering Goliad

When the Texian Army swarmed the Mexican camp at San Jacinto, the afternoon of April 21, 1836, they terrified the Mexican soldados with the battle cry, “Remember the Alamo! Remember La Bahia! Remember Goliad!” Few Texans (or USians, really) have ever forgotten the Alamo – there are books and novels …

Las Posadas

It’s taken a wee bit longer to get to this than I’d planned. Life does that. I talked earlier about Las Pastorelas; now I’d like to go one step back from that and present a few things from Las Posadas. The reenactment of Las Posadas (Posada is Spanish for “inn” …

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 …