Monthly Archives: November, 2012

The Diaspora Dilemna

The problem with raising kids in a cool and groovy place like Austin: when it comes time for them to go forth into the world, they soon figure out the coolest place in Texas is the one they are leaving.  That means their parents were cool long before they were.  And that realization leads to …

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School is boring, and that’s a Good Thing

    Like the entire population of Planet Earth, I waste too much time on Facebook.  And if you are like me, you have noticed the prevalence of memes: pithy little quotations on all manner of subjects.  Trouble is, anybody can generate a meme, and now there are websites devoted to helping folks churn them …

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My Grandparents’ House

When I was six years old, I used to love to go over to my mom’s parents house.  Partly because they didn’t bother to supervise me, so I pretty much had the run of the place and could gorge myself silly on Wonder Bread and Dr. Pepper (10, 2, and 4–how did they always know?) …

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