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Entries from September 2007

A Quick ‘n Dirty Guide to D/FW Archeology

September 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

  Today, my adoring public, I’m going to talk about something near and dear to my heart: North Texas archeology. I’m not quite an expert, but I worked in the area for nigh on ten years back when I dug holes and played in the dirt for a living. The Dallas/Fort Worth area has yielded […]

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Tags: Archeology

Pickin’ on the Square

September 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Welcome back, cats and kittens! Last time I told you about the Li’l New Oprys, as I call them, that you can find in various towns around our fair state — including both Garland and Wylie, proud junior members of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. One thing that I didn’t mention, however, is that from April […]

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Tags: Live Music

Li’l New Oprys

September 24th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Texas has a proud history of contributing to the American popular music scene, whether you’re talking about hard rock (ZZTop), light rock (Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison), alt-rock (Bowling for Soup), Texas blues (Stevie Ray Vaughn), or punk (the Judys). We’ve even got ties to ragtime, since the great Scott Joplin was born and grew […]

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Tags: Live Music

Lake Lavon, Dam It!

September 17th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Before we get started, a quick riddle: what did the fish say when it swam into the concrete wall? “Dam!”* Bwahahaha! Well. Now that that’s out of my system, I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite places: Lake Lavon. Of course, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers insists on calling it Lavon […]

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Tags: Area Lakes

DART Rail: Where to Stop, Where to Go, Part II

September 13th, 2007 · No Comments

  Hey there, and welcome to the exciting conclusion of our scintillating discussion of the existing DART train lines and their currently active stations! I know you’re all excited, but please hold your applause until the very end, if you will. Today, I’ll tell you more about the Blue Line and the Texas Railway Express. […]

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Tags: Transportation

DART Rail: Where to Stop, Where to Go, Part I

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments

  It occurred to me, recently, that I’ve bit a bit presumptuous in my discussion of the whithers and wherefores of that most sublime of public transports in our fair Metroplex, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) rail system. Sure, I’ve given you the basics: how much you pay, what the trains look like inside […]

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Tags: Transportation

Why I Love the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park

September 6th, 2007 · 3 Comments

  Mainly, it’s the alligator and the alligator gar. Though there’s that giant sturgeon, those paddlefish, the piranhas, a couple of electrical eels, and, and, and…but I get ahead of myself. The other day, I got a wild hair and decided to check out Fair Park in downtown Dallas, since it’ll be inundated by the […]

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Tags: Attractions

Introduction to Archeology

September 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

  As you may recall, until a few years ago I worked as a professional archeologist. No, really. I even have the hard-earned papers to prove it. I worked in the field for more than a decade, and I still consider myself to be an archeologist; but given the fiscal and physical realities of the […]

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Tags: Archeology