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    Rattlesnake Roundup

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    It's almost spring time in Texas and that means there is one more of nature's gifts we have to pleasure of looking forward to: snakes. Let me be more specific: we don't have look out for just any old snake, ...

  • timoi

    The Worst Kind Of Heckler

    By timoi in On Another Note

    There is a little group called “The Westboro Baptist Church”. They pretty much endanger everything that embraces the idea of Christianity. They gained national attention for the first time when they picketed the funeral of Matthew Shepard, back in 1998 ...

  • cjcastillo

    Orale, que onda?

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I was reading an article in the Advocate about TV networks targeting Hispanics who speak both Spanish and English. The article made me think about code-switching. What is code-switching? Code-switching is alternating between two or more languages. When I talk ...

  • kellirhea

    Fiddlesticks

    By kellirhea in Quixotic Quicksand

    I miss my erstwhile urban lifestyle. This fact became so utterly apparent last week when I was dining at a Chinese restaurant in Cuero (or perhaps I should say the Chinese restaurant in Cuero). As I was enjoying my mixed ...

  • timoi

    Requiem For A Luchadore

    By timoi in On Another Note

    My rhythm guitarist, Colin, called me yesterday. He was hanging up his mask and quitting the band. It’s nothing personal. There is no bad band break up story here. He just has a lot going on in his life and ...

  • cjcastillo

    The changing face of television

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    The Latino population in the U.S is growing, and whether you like it or not this will eventually have an effect on something that is as American as apple pie. What I'm talking about here today is the face of ...

  • kellirhea

    Miori, Louisiana

    By kellirhea in Quixotic Quicksand

    Here I go again, crying like the baby I purportedly am. What is the deal with the steet signs in Victoria? When did 'LA' become a proper abbreviation for 'Lane'? The last time I checked Merriam-Webster, the appropriate abbreviation for ...

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