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  • kellirhea

    Doing My Part to Prevent Disease—and Rudeness

    By kellirhea in Quixotic Quicksand

    There’s an epidemic on the rise. It’s a malady that appears to be contagious, as I’m seeing more and more people affected by it every day. It’s serious enough that I have to make sure I continue to take my ...

  • timoi

    Really Big Concert By The Bay

    By timoi in On Another Note

    September 25th is bringing a pretty big show to Corpus Christi. They are calling it the 3rd annual “Blues On The Bay” Festival. The only problem is that it’s not really a blues festival, they have a couple of artists ...

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    School Daze

    By kellirhea in Quixotic Quicksand

    Lots of kids are depressed this week. Yep—it's back-to-school time again. It seems as though the summer has run only half of its blistering course. Yet, as the sun rises on another school year, I've been rather pensive myself. As ...

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    It's OUR Zoo

    By timoi in On Another Note

    When I first came to Victoria as a youth, I spent 30 minutes in the mall looking for the escalator to get to the second floor. No joke. That pretty much set the standard for my future encounters with the ...

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    Curb Appeal

    By kellirhea in Quixotic Quicksand

    My husband thinks he's married to a bald, middle-aged Jewish man. We are both huge fans of the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Its writer and main character is Larry David, who also created and co-wrote the phenomenal “Seinfeld” series. ...

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    Laptop Ruins College

    By timoi in On Another Note

    I heard a commercial for the new HP Laptop computer this morning. The commercial shows the generation gap between a mother and a teenage daughter. The mom talks about “writing poetry in the quad” while the daughter responds “try publishing ...

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    Wal Mart Can Get Rowdy

    By timoi in On Another Note

    This was mentioned in the news this morning. Apparently there is a mysterious death following a suspected shoplifter at a Wal Mart... The full story can be found here: http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/3301862 So is the lesson that crime doesn't pay? Or maybe ...

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    If You Don't Believe Me, Believe Miles

    By timoi in On Another Note

    There is a really great book out there for guitar players, musicians, and anyone else looking to improve on what they do by approaching things in an interesting way. It’s called “Zen Guitar” by Phillip Toshio Sudo. It covers guitar ...

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    An Ode to Tony Stewart: Victory and Milk

    By kellirhea in Quixotic Quicksand

    Tony Stewart won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday. Consequently, I was reminded of a poem I wrote about him a long time ago. After all, he is one of my favorite NASCAR drivers. It had been his lifelong dream to ...

  • timoi

    On Tom Waits...

    By timoi in On Another Note

    If you asked me who my favorite songwriter was, I couldn’t give you a straight answer. But in the top 3 most definitely is Tom Waits. If you have never heard of him, don’t be surprised. Tom Waits isn’t exactly ...

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