My desk was in an Angelina Jolie movie

Back in 2007, Michael Winterbottom filmed parts of a movie in and around Austin. The film was "A Mighty Heart," in which Angelina Jolie plays the wife of kidnapped journalist Daniel Pearl, and the Austin American-Statesman co-stars as a Wall Street Journal bureau. Us Statesfolk were reminiscing about this last week, and I thought y'all... Continue Reading →

Gaslighting: ‘You’re just too sensitive.’

Thanks to the website Jezebel.com, which I highly recommend unless you dislike occasional comic vulgarity, twice recently I've come across the term "gaslighting." In reading up on it, I've decided that it's a term that should be known to everybody who's ever heard, and everybody who's ever said, "You're too sensitive. You're overreacting. You're just... 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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