Monday, September 30, 2019

Ballet Fete!

Here you see your erstwhile blog hosts (right) with two friends at the recent Ballet Austin fundraiser. We had a great time and saw lots of our friends.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Mussels -- classic style

Linda had this classic preparation of mussels on a recent night. She liked them quite a bit and the rose' wine they served was excellent as well.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Mushrooms -- very tasty

I ordered this delicious dish that included three types of mushrooms in a burgundy sauce the other night at a nearby restaurant. We love having so many nice places to eat close to our home.

Friday, September 27, 2019

More scooter madness

This scooter rider has issues, as they say. Yeah. Thanks for littering our trail, you fine person.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

ICE Protest

Here you see a protest that was held on the steps of the federal courthouse around the corner from our home. They were arguing for the shutdown of a detention center in central Texas.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Outdoor sculpture

I enjoyed seeing this piece of sculpture outside a local art gallery the other day.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

3-D floor

I was waiting to interview local doctor the other day and was intrigued by the floor pattern in her reception area.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Scooter madness

An attorney who works in a local law firm with a friend of ours was knocked against a wall by this woman who exited an elevator while riding on a scooter. (She had dismounted by the time the injured party could take a photo.) Incredible.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

A great man is gone

We went to a memorial for our friend Bill Wittliff a short time ago. He was an icon of the Texas cultural scene -- in fact, he wrote the television script for "Lonesome Dove" which many of you may have watched on television.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Our State Capitol

This is a pretty good rendition of our Texas Capitol Lego Blocks. It will reside in the Capitol Visitor's Center for a few years.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Capitol Tree

This tree is on the grounds of the State Capitol Building. I happened to notice the odd arrangement of knots the other day.

Thursday, September 19, 2019


Here you see a group of young ladies anxious to hit the bars. Glad that they have scooters to use, so they don't have to strain their legs by walking. Of course, that means people like Linda and me have to lurch to the side in a hurry, but what the heck?

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Our Main Street -- not a pretty scene

We walked to a concert at The Paramount Theater the other night and encountered these three people sleeping on Congress Avenue, which used to be called "The Main Street of Texas." Life is difficult for many people.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Panel about new book

We went to an interesting discussion about a new book -- "Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact." The author, Asher Price, is in the center of this photo. He had some amazing tales about the institutionalized racism at The University of Texas that he uncovered in many memos and letters within the UT libraries and elsewhere.

Monday, September 16, 2019

If you can't live with them.... them. Wild Boar are a plague in our fair state. I ate lunch at Dai Due the other day. This was for sale in their butcher shop. They also had venison hot dogs. Both sounded good.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Scooter madness

I'm sure that the people who office here were glad to see these things on their sidewalk when they got to work.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Another wall painting.

Here you see Linda checking out a futuristic wall painting on The Drag.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Barbara Jordan

I love this statue of a woman who stood up and made a big difference on the national political scene. She was also a fan of UT's Lady Longhorns.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

On this day . . .

Back in 1966, there was a shooting at The University of Texas that took 17 lives. I was part of the group that urged UT into action about erecting a memorial to the people who were killed that day. Each year, Linda and I visit it to pay homage and I give silent thanks to the universe that I was spared. (A man standing three feet to my right was killed.)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Off we go . . .

Here we are on our way to Great Britain back in July. Great trip! If you're going to fly, doing it side by side is the only way to go. What a wonderful time we had in London and Scotland.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Ta'Cool Tacos and ices

This small eatery just opened u-p about one block north of our condo tower. They even have shaved ice.

Sunday, September 8, 2019


Glass in the gutter -- a sure sign of a smash and grab. Not fun for someone.

Window art

We saw this pretty geometric display in a store window on West Sixth the other day.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Another one bites the dust

Sorry to see one of our favorite liquor stores, Wiggy's, close its doors. But things move on.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Lots of choices

For those who choose to go gluten-free, yes indeed, you have plenty of pastries to choose from here.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Brazilian Cheese Balls

I was tempted by these tasty treats the other day. Another hot new booth at our Farmer's Market.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Pork on your fork!

Ninja Pork? Well, they have some imaginative dishes here. I guess they mean it's uninhibited.

Monday, September 2, 2019

New booth at Farmer's Market -- Yum!

Lots of savory empanadas at this booth! This gent is eagerly buying a few of them. Two varieties were already sold out.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Shades of Red

My Manhattan is the standard 'sweet' variety so it has a 'rouge' Vermouth along with the rye whiskey and a dash of bitters. And, of course, a cherry. In this case a nice one, not an outlandishly red maraschino one. Anyway, when it's properly done, a Manhattan (especially 'sweet' not perfect, which has half and half red and dry (light-colored) vermouth) will have a pleasant red glow. Today is theme day at City Daily photo. The theme is red. Click here to see other interpretations of the theme.