Motorcycle rides from Austin into the Texas Hill Country

It’s mid-November and eighty-five degrees.  Where?  Texas.  I grew up in Austin – a great place to grow up because it’s a great place to visit, especially when Seattle is weather is getting annoying.  I’m going down to meet my new niece, Katherine, and also renting a bike from Cowboy Harley (a Buell Blast, which … More Motorcycle rides from Austin into the Texas Hill Country

Lady Bird Johnson

I grew up in Austin, Texas and the LBJs (Lady Bird and Lyndon Baines) were an anchor in the cultural landscape.  There was the LBJ Library, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, LBJ State Park, LBJ High School… I grew up thinking of him more as belonging to Texas than being the nation’s president.  He got … More Lady Bird Johnson