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Hurricane Season Preparations

The Gulf Coast is well into Hurricane Season. Are you prepared? Here in Texas, hurricane season is kind of a big deal. And, with global climate change making tropical storms more frequent and more severe, it’s getting to be a bigger deal all the time. Usually, we have more than enough time to prepare, if […]

Pulp Archive

Pulp is the perfect flavor of fiction for holiday weekend. Yes, I know, Memorial Day is about honoring those who died to preserve our freedoms. Of course, I would never want to lose sight of that. But, it’s also a day off for most of us and I know, personally, I need an extra day […]

SXSW 2018 Music Stars

As picked by National Public Radio. When I was in college, a good friend of mine who happened to be a jazz musician and a dual English and History major, told me I was “tragically unhip”. Sadly, he was not wrong. I’ve spent no small amount of time since then trying to shake that reputation, […]

Flood Sensors

This is mostly of local interest and probably would have been more help last week. But, I’m hoping it will serve as a convenient place to find this information next year when the hurricane season starts again. And, yes, this is mostly relevant to the greater Houston area, where, dear readers, you will recall has […]

Fly Through the International Space Station

For me, living aboard a space station is about the most fantastical thing imaginable. I truly admire the brave people who risk their lives by exploring space.  I really and truly believe that humankind’s future is in space and off planet Earth.  It’s not that I’m a pessimist, because I’m not.  I just believe, as […]

Wallpaper From Above

Or, better living through data mining satellite imagery. Seriously. I’m not a big fan of the goofy, “Web 2.0”, startup-app naming convention that drops vowels out of words to make domain names, but, in this case, I’m going to make an exception.  Mostly because it’s free, but also cool, in spite of the name.  Besides, […]


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