What I learned this week, February 20, 2015

The Bourbon Barrel Temptress, on a Bourbon Barrel

The Bourbon Barrel Temptress, on a Bourbon Barrel

Lakewood is number one… no surprise to me. I’ve always said that Temptress is one of the best things in the world. Not beer… things.

Power-Ranking the 18 Best Dallas-Area Breweries

Lakewood Brewing Company, French Quarter Temptress, Special Glass, Brewed, Fort Worth, Texas

Lakewood Brewing Company, French Quarter Temptress, Special Glass, Brewed, Fort Worth, Texas

Deep Ellum Brewing Company's Lineup

Deep Ellum Brewing Company’s Lineup


RIP Ajax Lady

June Fairchild, Actress Who Lived on Skid Row, Dies at 68


Dallas Skyline from the Soda Bar on the roof of the NYLO Southside hotel.

Dallas Skyline from the Soda Bar on the roof of the NYLO Southside hotel.

Does Downtown Dallas Need Another Skycraper?

Dallashenge from the triple underpass in Dealey Plaza. This is an HDR image - three shots taken at different exposures and combined with software.

Dallashenge from the triple underpass in Dealey Plaza. This is an HDR image – three shots taken at different exposures and combined with software.


I have always loved Oliver Sacks’ writing, wit, and insight. And I always will.

Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer



I’m sorry if I post too many listicles on my What I Learned page – but that is one silly internet thing that I can’t resist.

I love fake, funny flyers. The first one I remember seeing was in college on my dorm’s bulletin board. Someone had put up a note, “Someone stole my Shimanu (I don’t remember the real name) calculator. You didn’t get the charger, so it isn’t any use to you at all. (this was back when calculators were very expensive). Please return it to room 345.”

Underneath, someone else posted – “For Sale, Shimanu Calculator. Needs Charger”.

Oh, and I’ve found, twice, these… not really absurdly funny, but absurdly weird flyers around town. Here and Here.

Stuck on a plywood-covered window. Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas

Stuck on a plywood-covered window. Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas

32 Absurdly Funny Flyers People Actually Posted


I loved Never Let Me Go – His new novel looks fascinating, though I have no idea how I’ll find time to read it.

For Kazuo Ishiguro, ‘The Buried Giant’ Is a Departure

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