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Houston A Drag on Texas Unemployment Figures

Oh dear.  Coming right on the heels of yesterday’s post about trying to run against success, this is not good news for Bill White and his planned campaign for governor. The local unemployment rate shot up to 8.8 percent in January, the Texas Workforce Commission reported this morning. The rate was 8.2 percent in December. [...]

Gearing Up for a Special Good-Bye

In 2000 — nearly a decade ago now — Polimom and Adorable Child returned to the Houston area. We came with nothing. A newly-single mom, I’d left my beloved tiny village in upstate New York;  there simply were no jobs in my field in the area.  So I headed south, where I hoped that my [...]

A Milestone

Just last night, I told Adorable Child that our lives would be approaching “normal” again when she saw me processing a big series of shots… and wouldn’t you know it, but this morning brought fog. I had to – had to – go for it. Okay… so it’s not a big series.  I probably only [...]

Way Too Hot! (On Vacation. Again.)

It’s funny (to me) that I’m writing this post outside on the back patio, on one of the first cool mornings I can remember this season.  If I didn’t have a broken foot, I’d be pulling my photography gear together and getting ready to go for a hike — probably in George Bush Park. It’s [...]

Big Yellow Taxi

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot, With a pink hotel, a boutique, And a swinging hot spot. It rained in the Houston area last week. Now, considering we’ve all been worryin’ about a drought, you’d be forgiven for thinking that to be a good thing.  But it turns out we can’t handle [...]