Beware of quicksand? My childhood fears come true, here in the land of the free? Absolutely.
In the Venn diagram center of "Scooters" and "Shooters" lies this bar. Bikers also welcome. I can only hope that the games of pool are done on the bikes, like jousting on horseback.
Like a playboy about to head into a monastery; like a drug addict about to spend hard months in rehab, I was a man about to (make a serious attempt to largely) give up sugar, and this was my last weekend of naturally flavored sweetened goodness. In theory. I made a list of the things … Continue reading On Sugar
I'm not an actual Texan, of course, so it's hard to be certain. But this looks like the epitome of social-realist design. Look, they know we're going to need to poop behind a dumpster one day, so why not set up actual facilities? Well done, Austin. Once more, you're at the vanguard of what's possible!
Don't you pine for these long-lost days when politics was more civil and we could disagree with each other without things going insane?
It had only been a year since my last visit to the old country, but it had been much longer since I'd really had a chance to look around. In addition to the cold wasteland of the North East of England, I'd also be checking out my long-held prejudices of other parts of this great … Continue reading #UK2015 – 1. Cars and Planes
So, it comes to the end of December and you're taking your decorations down. But...maybe one of them has come to seem like an integral part of the decor of the room. For me, it's the fairy lights above the fireplace. For Llano, TX, it's a giant Rudolph leaping forever across a road in the … Continue reading Rudolph in April
Dear friend, family member, former neighbor, backpacking progeny of a schoolfriend or workmate… Now you have decided to spend some time with me in Austin, I thought it would be useful to give you the benefit of my experience on the city and what it’s like to live here. Forewarned being forearmed, etc. This is … Continue reading On Visiting Austin