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The road home…asphalt therapy success

The road home…asphalt therapy success

There is really nothing like a road trip to clear your head.  I left home a week ago – full of dilemmas, conflicts and decisions to be made…and accepted. I headed to an event where I was a newbie – and oldster (that is strange)…

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And then there are memorable SXSW moments…thanks Billy Corgan

And then there are memorable SXSW moments…thanks Billy Corgan

Yeah, I know that this blog is really supposed to be road trip relevant, but sometimes you witness a moment…or two. And yes – there were great road trip moments, too. The SXSW session. “The End of Business as Usual” sounded interesting. And Billy Corgan…

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Here comes the sun…and a mean eyed cat

Here comes the sun…and a mean eyed cat

Today was one of those perfect road trip days. Sure, I did the indoor sessions at SXSW – and they really delivered. But more importantly – the sun came out!!!! We had a bit of a lull between “interesting” sessions – so Cam and I…

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SXS…Wet

SXS…Wet

Of course, I appreciate the need for rain – but c’mon. Luckily I had my vehicle, so I was able to make it to various crosstown venues for the various SXSW seminars, as well as a couple of local spots that were on my must…

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Ahhhh-Austin – a rainy day at SXSW

Ahhhh-Austin – a rainy day at SXSW

First things first – last night my friend Lloyd drove me to both SXSW registration and to Zliker Park to see the Moontower Lights. If you ever saw “Dazed and Confused” you might recognize these lights. Matthew McConaughey spread the word “party at the moon…

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Wax on, Waxahachie!

Wax on, Waxahachie!

After a fun filled evening with old friends, it was time to put my foggy head back into the driving game. Let’s hear it for the rainy morning rush hours in Dallas. Let me go on record – I am no fan of the Texas…

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Cemeteries are alive and well in Oklahoma…and Texas

Cemeteries are alive and well in Oklahoma…and Texas

I am not really sure why Gene Autry’s face is painted in the window of the boarded up building in downtown Muskogee – he wasn’t from here (but he was from Oklahoma) and he didn’t write or sing “Okie from Muskogee” (that was Merle Haggard)…

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Book "Surgeon" creates amazing art

Book "Surgeon" creates amazing art

Atlanta transplant,Brian Dettmer,uses knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve his masterpieces one page at a time. He never adds any artifacts to the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or any other reference books that serve as his canvas. Dettmer manipulates the pages and…

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98 tattoos, all dedicated to Route 66, with more to come!

98 tattoos, all dedicated to Route 66, with more to come!

OK, it is a little odd to ask a virtual stranger to take off his shirt, after meeting him for 5 minutes, but this was no ordinary guy. This was the legendary Ron “Tattoo 66 Man” Jones, and he is sporting some 99 tattoos, 98…

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Visual arts preview: Mr. Imagination

Visual arts preview: Mr. Imagination

By Eileen Drennen For the AJC 5:47 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 “Wait right here,” Mr. Imagination says before ducking back into the dark, art-choked living room of his compact ranch, in the northwest Atlanta neighborhood of Riverside. The renowned visionary artist emerges into bright…

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