American Observations

I moved to Austin, sight unseen, three and half years ago. I was driving into town from El Paso with a total babe in the car; it was her car. We had our apocalypse-choice belongings, neatly and tightly arranged, push-packed into the cab of our red Jeep Liberty. 60% Drums, Amp, Guitars // 20% Clothes // 10% Art and Supplies // and other tangibles finished it off. It was dark as we turned off from Congress Avenue and into the Ladybird Lake-side Hyatt parking lot. We booked at a ‘friends and family’ rate through Eli Darden, a famous man in small circles.
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Sports and competitiveness are as American as it gets. We invented major sports and excel in most. We’re the best in the world at basketball, football (American style), baseball (barely), golf and several Olympic sports. So why does a country of 300+ million, one with unrivaled financial resources and dominant in so many sports, fall short in soccer, the world’s most popular sport?...
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Women's equality. It seems like such an easy concept, not to mention that women make up half of the world's population, so why is it such a fight to gain equal footing? If you are waiting for a one-word answer here, it is going to be awhile. In the meantime, I want to share a story of my trip to the vet with my dog, Lennox.
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