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Welcome to Austin!

It’s that time again, SXSW is here and people are flooding into town. Even if you’re here for SXSW film or music or interactive or wellness, if you’re a bibliophile you will want to...

Farmers Market on Burnet 0

Farmers Market on Burnet

Good news! The Farmers Market at 6701 Burnet has been reincarnated, and is better than ever. I went by this morning, and Johnson’s Backyard Garden had all the yummy summer veggies a person could...

Flippin Retire 4

Flippin Retire

I saw this on Adaptive Reuse and had to repost. Flippin Retire makes tire planters that are super-cute and modern. I haven’t gotten my hands on one yet, but it looks like they are...

West Texas adventure, Part 3 5

West Texas adventure, Part 3

Tuesday morning I couldn’t even find my parents.  I thought they might have found a ride home, or possibly I had killed them with the long hike.  It turns out my parents have learned...

West Texas adventure, Part 2 3

West Texas adventure, Part 2

On the 17th, we woke up a bit late and dawdled, and since it was getting warmer we decided to stay up at higher elevation and do the Lost Mine Trail. This was a...

West Texas adventure, Part 1 2

West Texas adventure, Part 1

BT, my parents, and I went on an adventure to West Texas this past week. We spent two nights in Marfa and three nights in Big Bend National Park. Friday, we drove out I-10...

The new fountain and a mystery 3

The new fountain and a mystery

When we got married last year, my aunt wanted to get us a gift and I suggested a birdbath. She lives in NYC and we live here, so that was logistically probably not the...

Deborah Madison at Boggy Creek Farm 2

Deborah Madison at Boggy Creek Farm

I was thumbing through the Chronicle on Friday and saw that Deborah Madison was going to be in Austin to sign her new book, Seasonal Fruit Desserts. I was over the moon! I have...

McKinney Falls State Park 1

McKinney Falls State Park

We took a day trip to McKinney Falls State Park today. We hiked the 3-mile Homestead Trail, which I had never done before. It required wading across the creek just by the lower falls,...