Another School of Rock weekend whiled away at the North Door club in East Austin watching my son play bass this time. It was awesome. Here are a few frozen moments of music, my son's serious concentration and the interplay of audience and band as the guitars serenaded and the singers held the stage.
Its supposed to be restorative wood walking. Natures antidepressant. So I took my son into the healing calm of green leaf and brown bark, out of the bustle of the city and the stress of school. It was for a while, till the world reasserted itself - sending warning noises through the branches: dog barking,... Continue Reading →
Grief has eased its stranglehold and memory reasserted its right to travel through time and bring us back to those we love.
Amazon Alexa is playing 'music to clean by' and our kitchen island is covered in boxes. My niece holds up container after container of rice and I look skeptically at HEB ginger cookies in a clear plastic container. When did I buy these? Surely ages ago? I bite one tentatively - urgh - soft almost damp... Continue Reading →
Today we visited Natural Bridge Caverns. I have visited caves in Wales France and Italy but these were by far the best in terms of rock formation that I have ever seen. I felt in a completely different dimension as we walked ever lower 180 foot below the surface in the darkness with pools of light... Continue Reading →
I used to visit Heathrow Airport in London just for fun as a child. I still like Airports. Austin with its live music and statues is cool. Small enough to be friendly large enough to be interesting. Today Austin Airport was even better. Because today my beloved niece arrived their on the one daily flight... Continue Reading →
"Can we have pizza for lunch?" asks my son. We are having a treat day before they go back to school tomorrow. So far all I have planned is a trip to Office Depot for new Binders (folders). But I feel like I have had enough pizza for a lifetime. The options in Austin are... Continue Reading →
It's Sunday morning and I am in the car heading up the I35 back towards Austin, back home. I feel that heavy, but happy sated tired that comes from a late night well spent. We left the kids with my dad, to go see The Pink Floyd Laser Light Show at the Majestic Theatre in... Continue Reading →
That was resolution 4. So we walked just a little bit further down the trail today. Through the trees as the path narrowed and started to descend. I was worried and talking about going back but my dad was dogged determined. So we pushed on and discovered just the most amazing pool and waterfalls in... Continue Reading →