Monthly Archives: October 2016

Nautical and Nice – Clark’s Clam Chowder

If you are among the many who travel to Austin for conventions and conferences, don't make the mistake of eating at the same places every time you come.  And just because you don't like oysters, don't make the mistake of missing out on Clark's Oyster Bar. I really like a restaurant that has a distinct personality.  You know - the kind that has carved out a niche in the competitive market, and then sits back, calm, cool and consistently collected, just serving great food and providing uniquely-styled fantastic

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And the Crowd Went Wild

When I was in 2nd grade, we lived in Wichita, KS, and I was just barely starting to notice cute musicians.  The Monkees were two years into their fast-paced career, and I loved You-Know-Who - Davy Jones.  My grandmother could afford to subscribe to TV Guide - we couldn't - so she neatly tore out an article about the insanely popular Monkees (close to the binding, so the pages wouldn't tear) and mailed it to me.  I can still remember my name and address on the outside of the envelope written in her recognizable cursive. I also

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It’s Not Where You Live – It’s Where You Dwell

When we moved to Austin, I didn't rush to find a job.  We needed the structure that came with food on the table every night and laundry done every day, and the sameness of those two things.  During those months, I had a little more time on my hands, and I really enjoyed getting my guys off to work and school, filling my travel mug with hot coffee and then getting in the car and exploring our new city.  Some days, I drove around all morning, weaving in and out of neighborhoods filled with homes and apartments of every imaginable

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