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On #SXSW2020

See Anna’s column on the SXSW that didn’t happen, in today’s Dallas Morning News. Click here to read about “Not by Not West.”

Tool Kit For Life

I have tried to keep a similar cigar box—sometimes a literal cigar box, next to my own recliner, sometimes (usually) a briefcase or backpack that I carry with me everywhere I go. I have compiled a list here of the 42 things I’d ideally have in my cigar box (or carry in a backpack; all 42 would not fit in a cigar box, but most would)—the things that, as far as I’m concerned, will prepare you for whatever you encounter.

Through Space, Time and Middle America, Part One: Wind Turbines, Cheese Fries, Intermodal Stations, and Bottlezahwatahzahdollah (A trip before the Coronavirus.)

by Jason T. Sparks, Our Man in Nashville I look back now on May of 2018 as a kind of—pardon the bastardized Latin—month mirablius. I had started a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for...

Gretel and Hansel

The Grimm fairy tales tell us of steps that people take to survive when they are in need. Many of us in modern America are so far removed from the real pressures of want...