Another year, another Art Car Parade. This time, no pontificating, just photos.
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February 25, 2013
Last weekend, I took in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo downtown parade for the first time in several years. The weather was spectacular, and the crowd was massive, diverse and enthusiastic. There were horses, riders, and marching bands. All in all, a great day to be in Houston.
January 18, 2013
“It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: Lance Armstrong is an American hero.” That’s how I began an editorial I wrote for my college newspaper over a decade ago.
December 1, 2012
Another weekend, another street festival. This time, the nearly four-decade–old “Dickens on the Strand” holiday event in Galveston, Texas’ downtown historic district, The Strand, this time marking the 200th birthday of the celebrated Victorian-era author.
November 19, 2012
I spent the better part of the past weekend taking in the seventh annual Via Colori street-painting festival in downtown Houston. I could possibly go on at length about the event, but in the spirit of “a picture is worth a thousand words,” I’ll simply share some of my best photos from the event.
July 7, 2012
The past week’s news that several major U.S. newspapers — including the Houston Chronicle, where I once worked — have been using the services of a “outsourcing” news organization that often provided stories with fake bylines for writers based overseas is, sadly, not that suprising.
March 17, 2012
Leave it to The Boss to craft a masterful musical ode to the plight of working people in a frightful economy.
January 29, 2012
Is Julian Assange, the co-founder and public face of the whistleblower organization/website WikiLeaks, a source for news organizations, a journalist himself, or an activist/provacateur? According to one prominent journalist who worked with him, Assange himself is seldom very sure.
December 18, 2011
I haven’t watched television with any regularity for several months now, the longest period in my life without the tube playing a major aspect of my routine since, well, forever.