Never Another / Roky Erickson, R.I.P.

June 13, 2019

WHY NOT? / Crazy About Trump

March 25, 2018

THE OBVIOUS, THE EVIL, AND THE E-STREET SHUFFLE / Ventura at 4am

January 17, 2018

The Lunch Guys / Sexual Abuse, Al Franken & the Desire for 'Purity'

December 21, 2017

From the Oil Patch to the Sun: Nick Russell's Early Photography

October 18, 2017

Doug Sahm: Family Man & Night of the Living Blues

September 30, 2017

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November 20, 2019

I love the way grass stems, blown back and forth by the wind, sweep graceful arcs across the sand. May we, blown by the winds of change, move as gracefully.

Photo of a tuft of grass at Horseneck Beach State Reserve, Westport, M...

October 30, 2019

The old is always new and the new is always getting older. As soon as it appears,

the new takes its place in time, which blesses it with character. The new is no

longer what it was, but neither is the old. Both get older and, in...

October 18, 2017

The photos shown here are a selection from Nicolas Russell’s show at SouthPop Austin, opening Oct 22 through Dec 2, 2017. They were taken during Nick’s time at the University of Texas and shortly thereafter. Many were featured i...

May 16, 2017

 Night Tulips

Even at night, the tulips show forth their glory. 
Even in the dark, they dance and sing. 
Bring out a light and you will find them 
shouting their hallelujahs. 
So, too, when the dismal descends, 
may we do as well...

April 11, 2017

Air In Water

On the inside walls of my glass, 
tiny bubbles of air appear out of nowhere 
as the cold water warms to room temperature. 
Wondering why, I read and learn. 
The warmer water gets, the less air it holds. 
That’s the...

January 24, 2017

The crowd at the street car stop a few blocks from my house was excited. They were also numerous, maybe 30 individuals, when normally there usually less than 6. When the street car pulled up and it was clear that it was too full...

They say there were over 3,000,000 people who marched around the world for women and against Donald Trump on Saturday January 2, 2017.  This must have put Steve  Bannon and his ‘conservaturds’ into  a dither,  especially in view...

December 11, 2016

“I see! I see!” said the blind man, as he picked up his camera and saw.

The camera connects me to the facts of the world; otherwise, I am all in my head, dwelling on dreamy possibilities, blind to many, many things. Camera in han...

November 16, 2016

Differences

I imagine the worst, that 
our differences will divide us — 
marriages split, 
families broken, 
communities in uproar, 
civil wars raging 
in all their uncivil ways, 
the world at odds with itself, 
without comprom...

October 24, 2016

Pity me not. Even caged, I can strut. 

I am Platalea ajaja — Roseate Spoonbill. 

There isn’t a mudhen alive 

can strain marsh ooze better than I. 

There isn’t a peacock prouder 

of its plumage and stately gait. 

But envy me...

September 22, 2016

My wife tells me the latest:

A doctor and lawyer with two small children are getting divorced.

A recently-retired man faces aggressive dementia.

A 59-year-old woman falls to her death at a local adventure park.

I have no stories for...

August 23, 2016

If you have two feet, use them.

If you have wheels, set them spinning.

The train’s at the station,

the ship’s ready to sail,

the plane will soon depart.

Pray to God, the Lord of corns and blisters,

of flat tires and traffic jams,

of tr...

July 25, 2016

Last week the U.S. Attorney General said, “The answer must not be violence. The answer is never violence.” These are not the words one expects from the nation’s top law enforcer. Taken at face value, police will no longer resort...

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Poster Artist

Micael Priest

A Short Film

by Bob Simmons

Micael Priest's work was one of the hallmarks of a special time in Austin. He made the art that drew the crowds to hear the music that made a city. He made us all a little richer just by strokes of a pen

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