Category: Art

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Fredericksburg, Texas: Oktober 2009

In the mid-1800s, a large number of Germans settled the Hill Country around Austin and San Antonio. Since then, they’ve assimilated with Texan/American culture, but they still celebrate their German heritage. No where is...

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Winter in Montpelier, Vermont

I went to visit my parents for Christmas back in December 2009, After several years of living in Texas, Vermont was quite a shock to my system. Still, it was a beautiful place, on...

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Another Dead-End Date

“I had a date the other night.” “Really?” “Don’t sound so surprised, Fred. It’s been known to happen.” “I didn’t mean it like that, Bob. I haven’t had a date myself in over two...

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The State Fair at Sunset

In the fall, when the temperature in Texas drops below ninety degrees, people in Dallas head out to festivals and outdoor gatherings. The biggest of these is the State Fair of Texas. Like any...

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On the Banks of the Red Cedar

This Saturday, October 10, 2011, will be the 59th annual football game between Michigan State University and its in-state rival, the University of Michigan. As a die-hard Michigan State fan, I’d like to celebrate...

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Downtown Dallas: Main Street

I’ve lived near Downtown Dallas for a number of years now, and I never seem to tire of the Dallas skyline. There’s just something magical about the way that the glass towers jut out...

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Treadmill in a Box

Outside the sun shines, and I’m in a box. Inside I sit amongst upholstered walls, Staring all day at a glowing glass screen Under the flickering fluorescent lights. Papers pile up on every surface....

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The 2010 Texas State Fair

The Texas State Fair starts this weekend here in Dallas, Texas. It’s always a big to-do around here — definitely one of the perks of living in North Texas. It’s always a treat to...