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What I Learned in July

It’s August 1.  I am refusing to believe August is here for just a little while longer.  To help me do that, here’s my semi-regular monthly list of what I learned in the month of July… the silly, the serious, the goofy, the heartwarming. 516 more words

What I Learned

4 displaced in South Austin fire

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Fire Fighters responded to reports of a fire around 6 a.m. Saturday morning off Holt Drive in South Austin. First responders reported heavy fire coming out of the two story residence, but were able to knock out the fire. 36 more words


Pickerelweed inflorescence

That purplish haze you saw behind the curved smartweed flower stalk last time came from another water-loving plant, Pontederia cordata, known as pickerelweed (and there’s another “weed” for you). 34 more words



It’s currently 2:24am on August 1, 2015.

This is the month I’ve been waiting for since March. It’s almost surreal that everything is truly happening. 869 more words


Satanism in Austin? A few cases in local history

The recent unveiling of a satanic statue in Detroit rankled the religious community while piquing interest in a relatively unknown sect that began in the mid ’60s. 781 more words


Grass fire at Llano County golf course consumes 150 acres

HORSESHOE BAY, Texas (KXAN) – A large grass fire at the Summit Rock Golf Course in Horseshoe Bay burnt nearly 150 acres of land Friday evening. 128 more words


A Sparrow in a Barrel

It’s official!!

Rebekkah and I have relocated back to Texas, and DJ is on his way to Missouri. The band has split up, but unlike the Beatles, we hope to reunite again in the future. 236 more words

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