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I just got back from 2 weeks in Austin – where any aspirations I may have had to go back and live there were thoroughly smashed.  In fact, I may never go back. The Austin where I grew up no longer exists.  The city is severely plagued now by poor air quality, high cost of living, horrible traffic, and a selfie culture that rivals that of Santa Fe.  Maybe worse. I have dear friends in Austin whom I’ve gotten to see on this visit; but I could not help noticing that nearly all my Austin friends are… Read Article →

These images were captured 11-Jan-14 from 9:40 to 9:50 AM.  We are looking Eastward across a valley, approximately 1/4 mile Southwest of the intersection of Capital of Texas Hwy (360) and US 183 in Austin, TX.  It looks like smoke plumes in a forest fire but, in fact, it is pollen bursting from cedar trees over just a short period of 10 minutes!  One of the images shows large amounts of airborn pollen laid up in a canyon leading into the SE side of the valley. Cedar pollen is a harsh irritant to the human… Read Article →

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