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Month: January 2012

I ain’t afraid of no ghost . . .

After work today, I traveled back to Oatmeal Texas. I had found what I thought was an old abandoned house that appeared to be built in the 1880s – a narrow depth two story home that looked like an old style Texas ranch house. I had thought that it was empty, it had no drapes, no blinds, and appeared to be devoid of furniture. So, when I stopped today – I saw what appeared to be a new water hose hanging on the side of the house, I looked again. The house still appeared to be empty – but...

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Black Bean Soup and Sour Dough Bread

I love good soup. I love good soup with good bread even more. And my mother always said that the way to a persons heart is through the stomach.   This past weekend, my wife and I stopped at a bistro that occupies a building that was built in 1885.  It shares the space with a quirky and eclectic apparel shop upstairs.   So, for my first and official merchant endorsement, I would like to say that the Down the Alley Bistro and Amore Boutique that share the 1885 building in a symbiotic relationship is something that the casual traveler to...

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