Dallas QB Tony Romo has a few good games with Miles. Making the Pro Bowls twice is not bad. I like his name since at the time, I longed to live in Austin. Miles Jonathon Austin III (born June 30, 1984) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League […]

I have had two run-ins with police in my life. One in 1984 when I had some guy also on active-duty US Army got on my nerves with borderline racist and culturally insensitive garbage. I got fed up so I sorta hit him. No full swing, but I got his attention. He said, “You do that […]

It was very disappointing since the Longhorns got behind early and never caught up, losing for the first time against Alabama 37-21. The two powerhouse programs went on different trajectories following the game. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy (2008 Heisman trophy runner-up and 2009 Heisman Trophy finalist) was knocked out of the game on the Longhorns’ […]

I have told friends that I have four favorite towns. Austin, NYC, Berlin, and Madrid. The wife has visited all but one of these with me. We flew to Madrid from Moscow in DEC 2017. We even spent New Year’s Eve in Plaza Mayor where I proceeded to have my iPhone stolen. Madrid (/məˈdrɪd/, Spanish: [maˈðɾið], […]

Zeke and Destroy is not as a common refrain as his arm gesture to “feed him” the ball. I have even seen a video of his shoveling cereal into this mouth. Just two days ago, I did bust open a package with my new “Feed Me” bobblehead. Ezekiel “Zeke” Elliott (born July 22, 1995) is […]

Sixteen years ago, I was stationed at Fort Carson. Up the road, Denver beckoned with many offerings including the Larimer Square (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larimer_Square,_Denver) Oktoberfest. A beer festival is an event at which a variety of beers are available for purchase. There may be a theme, for instance beers from a particular area, or a particular brewing style […]

Scotty’s BBQ (http://www.scottysbbqaustin.com) has a tasty offering out of a food truck in Austin, Texas. I gladly chowed down on the cream corn, but the wife dove into the brisket. Texas Barbecue is a traditional style of preparing meat unique to the cuisine of Texas. It is one of the many different varieties of barbecue […]