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life in the country

  • grit.

    grit. amie and i were taught many things as kids…how to ride a bike, always say thank you, don’t skip school (oh wait, wrong family)…anywho, you get the point. but probably definitely (you like…

    March 8, 2012
  • why dream ordinary.

    there’s a little place here in round top that we love to go… with a little quote that we love to read… the round top library. a place for families, a place for peace.…

    February 29, 2012
  • if you build it…

    i remember the day i quit my  job as an academic advisor at TeXAS A&M…i remember sitting before my graduate committee, finishing my masters degree in health & nutrition…and then telling our department head…

    January 26, 2012
  • eastbound & down.

    our latest roadtrip took us eastbound & down. to the deep south. to the land of grits and fried chicken livers and good ole southern hospitality. GeoRGIA, the griswalds…errr, i mean junk gypsies are…

    January 17, 2012
  • fleamarket morning.

    i stumbled upon an old word document the other day…a little something i wrote several years back about the mystic of fleamarket mornings. some things have changed since i wrote this…(i.e. we no longer stay in…

    September 21, 2011
  • dashboard therapy.

    maybe this is the reason they call it the dog days of summer. maybe it’s the convection-oven heat here in texas, the desert-like dryness, or maybe it’s just good-ole writers block…but i was starting to feel…

    August 8, 2011
  • a griswald kind o’ year…

    read on for a much-belated update regarding the JUNK GypSY TV series…let’s start at the beginning… june 2010: after months and months (actually years) of family discussions, we headed out to CaLIFORniA where we had our…

    May 26, 2011
  • happy thoughts.

    when amie left for college, we started this little thing between the 2 of us…we would send each other happy thoughts. our happy thoughts would be anything from the lyrics to mississippi squirrel revival by…

    May 6, 2011