Category Archives: not sure what to say

Yet Another Texas Cheerleader Story

The cheerleaders at Wharton High School weren’t allowed to root, root, root for the football team in their game against Bellville. They were sidelined—punished—for violating the student code of conduct. Their offense? Not hazing, or making a hit list, both … Continue reading

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Words Have Consequences

Sad and shocking news of the absolutely horrible shooting in Tucson. We’ve actually got the TV tuned to Fox News, not a station I watch often, but the first one we’ve managed to tune in upon hearing this news. The … Continue reading

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This Is What Jim Crow Looked Like

Had a quick cocktail last night with a delightful lady full of joy and true mind-bending talent. Chatting before her show, we were talking about the good and the bad of how bands are treated at gigs. She described a … Continue reading

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A Strange Fruit Apology. Sort of. Maybe Try Again?

Several months back, I blogged about the Australian aerial performance troupe called Strange Fruit. More accurately, I blogged about the singular meaning of the phrase in American culture. Not long after, OffBeat, the magazine of Louisiana music and culture, captioned … Continue reading

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Our New Pets

We’d been noticing that The Fluffy Menace seemed unusually focused on the laundry shed . . .

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Yes, Jesus Loves You. But Not That Way.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, holds its 57th annual parish meeting this Sunday, January 31, 2010. On the agenda? Electing five new members of the vestry, awarding the St. Martin’s Star Award to someone who has been an … Continue reading

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Houston’s World Domination Continues

Any day now, Houston will be the third-largest city in the country. How is Houston going to manage this? We’re annexing New Orleans. On an internet overrun with lists and rankings of the top 10 cities for this or that, … Continue reading

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