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As many of you know, I live in Tropica where it’s slow, hot and green. This past spring, I undertook the task of having my house painted. I had been putting it off for years and it was time to face the music. As is local custom, I hired one painter who methodically worked his way through the house, inside and out. I was prisoner of my house for the six weeks it took, rising early in the morning to let him in, driving to buy more paint and supplies, letting him in and out,  waiting until he finished at six.  It was relentless and mind dulling.

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⟡ A rant… ⟡

When I was young…the future was the happy Jetsons, a popular TV cartoon, a family flitting about outer space and enjoying a futuristic version of the 1950’s good life. There’s the rub:  it was a 50’s idea of the future: a bright place to be.  We imagined new medical technogy, a disease free world, time saving devices (saving time for what?) and…flying cars. [Read more…]

Imagine a Parisian aristocrat arriving to live in 1940’s Houston…

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Instead of bemoaning the swampy, sleepy “town” she devoted herself to what she called her adopted city by pursuing her passions:  art, architecture and civil rights.

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