Livetweets: The fall of the Alamo

Here in Feb. 23-March 6, 2021, we are again in the midst of the Alamo's “13 Days to Glory.” I've "livetweeted" the Alamo siege twice, in 2011 and 2020. This year, I thought I would collect the text of my 2020 tweets in case I ever decide to revise them again! So here they are... Continue Reading →

Eyes: blue. Occupation: singer. Crime: seduction!

Sinatra's life makes an interesting way to look at 20th-century America. Just this famous mugshot shows things have changed a bit since 1938: The charge is seducing a single female of good repute. He was born in 1915 and died in 1998. Crowds screamed for him two decades before the Beatles. The documentary "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All" grounds young Sinatra in an America where race... Continue Reading →

Howl at the moon, shoot out the light

Had another wonderful evening at Gruene Hall last night. Stepped out on the street just to get the view my crazy talented friend Bill Harrison captured here. (Well I was a bit more vertical maybe.) The hall was built in 1878 and has a rich history. The original sign over the bar read "Den feinsten... Continue Reading →

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