A San Antonio Travelogue: Food, Music, More Food, More Music

Last weekend we met friends in San Antonio and spent a few days enjoying some quite varied activities and events in that amazing city. If you haven’t been to SA before, or if your exposure has been limited to the often frantic and always touristy downtown portion of the Riverwalk, the following is a sort… Continue reading A San Antonio Travelogue: Food, Music, More Food, More Music

Random Thursday: The Truly Random Edition

Happy Thursday, y’all! Today is National Chocolate Day. And is it a coincidence that it’s also National Internal Medicine Day, as well as National First Responders Day? I think not; you should take comfort in knowing that if you overindulge in the food of the gods, *someone* has your back. Or insides. Or…whatever. The Horseshoe… Continue reading Random Thursday: The Truly Random Edition

Random Thursday: Word Guacamole

¡Hola, amigos¡ ¿Qué pasa? Hoy es el día nacional de guacamole, y es la hora a celebrar. (It’s also Mexico’s Independence Day. Coincidence? I think not.) We’ve got a lot of territory to cover, so let’s lean into it (as “they” say in H.R.). I’m sure most of you are itching to know what’s going… Continue reading Random Thursday: Word Guacamole

In Praise of the Greatest Swing Song Ever -or- Sing Cubed is Not Square

I’m not a musical historian, but I play one on this blog, and I think the Golden Age of Swing in American music ran from the late 1930s through the end of World War II. A host of incredible musicians wrote and recorded songs that still capture ears and imagination almost a century later. I’d… Continue reading In Praise of the Greatest Swing Song Ever -or- Sing Cubed is Not Square

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Back Row Grace

I’m sure you’re all familiar with the Biblical parable of the back-row concert goers. No? Hmmm…I could’ve sworn strongly posited that was in the Bible. Oh, wait. Maybe I’m thinking of this: Now He began telling a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at… Continue reading Back Row Grace

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Music Review: Sturgill Simpson’s “Cuttin’ Grass, vol. 1”

Yeah, two music-related posts in a row. It just sometimes works out that way, but not to worry; we’ll return to our usual mindless drivel pretty soon. If you visit the apparel page on the e-commerce section of Sturgill Simpson’s website and scroll down a ways, you’ll see a t-shirt with the question “Who The… Continue reading Music Review: Sturgill Simpson’s “Cuttin’ Grass, vol. 1”

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Music Review: “From Elvis In Nashville” — Too much? It depends…

From Elvis In Nashville (hereafter referred to as FEIN to spare my typing fingers), a compilation of songs by you-know-who that became available last Friday, raises two questions. First, how much Elvis is too much Elvis? Second, assuming your answer to the first question isn’t “any Elvis is too much Elvis,” which Elvis do you prefer?… Continue reading Music Review: “From Elvis In Nashville” — Too much? It depends…

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AMEX Centurion Credit Card? Ha! A mixtape card is way cooler.

My Discover card expired recently and when I popped over to their website to request a new one, I discovered (ha!) that I could choose from about 150 different designs. My initial thought was “well, this is sorta lame,” the same reaction I have to folks who order checks decorated with puppies and hummingbirds (the… Continue reading AMEX Centurion Credit Card? Ha! A mixtape card is way cooler.