The HOPE Outdoor Gallery: Amazing Graffiti Park in Downtown Austin, Texas

Before Thanksgiving, my family made an outing to Hope Park in Austin. It's the kind of thing that's difficult to describe; you have to see it in person to get the full effect. Basically, an empty lot was appropriated by the city and made into a graffiti park, where (it seems) there are no rules... Continue Reading →

Why Stories Matter

Stories teach us what it means to be human. A good story should inform you, in at least some little way, why you're here. That’s what we’re all looking for—we just want to understand the litany of questions that inevitably come to any self-aware being: Who am I? Why am I here? What am I... Continue Reading →

That awful moment . . .

It happened today. The thing we've all been trying to avoid; the pain that we don't dare speak of. But sometimes fate rides on the wind, and it doesn't matter how fast you run. Then it happens—that awful moment when you realize you can't get away, that the fires of perdition will burn and you... Continue Reading →

And the award goes to . . .

This week we had the Grammy awards, which allowed the music world to recognize their own in spectacular and splendid fashion. In the blogging world—from time to time—we have our own ways of recognizing those that stand out. And wouldn't cha know, Kalley over at Blogging While Nursing has given Five Things at Once the... Continue Reading →

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