Author: Anna

SXSW Is Bringing Texas to the World

As expected, South by Southwest is all digital this year. It’s bringing Texas to the world, instead of bringing the world to Texas. Singer/ National Treasure Willie Nelson is a SXSW keynote speaker, as...

Impact of Dinner at NOMA

During these Coronavirus times so many people have turned to cooking as a way to cope. I have not. I’m the very opposite of a foodie. Maybe that’s to be expected given my upbringing....

A Return to Line Drying

Click here to read Anna’s column in the Dallas Morning News on what should be the next trend in Covid home activities: a return to hanging out laundry. Original story onlinehttps://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2021/02/06/whats-the-next-homespun-covid-trend-how-about-line-drying-your-laundry/

Nashville Film Festival 2020*

BY JASON T SPARKS About a year ago, on this very website, I wrote the following:  Going to a film festival is its own experience. For the most part, it’s a positive experience. By...

The Vast of Night

While the Pentagon just confirmed the sighting of UFO’s, that hadn’t yet happened in 1950s America. There were rumors, mysterious objects in the night sky and starchy government confirmations of…weather balloons. This film places...

Bad News Outside The Bar

On the Saturday where Space X became the first company to launch astronauts into orbit while my friends were out protesting the murder of Floyd George, I was out on an errand between Houston...