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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


You get what you pay for

KTRU was playing some godawful cacophony of squeaking squalling and honking that the dj finally announced as "free jazz." Well, I want my money back. There has been a thread wandering around the blogosphere the last couple of days about some study that (to greatly oversimplify) determined that people don't like abstract art. They like pretty landscapes. I wonder if noise-music (I'm sure there is a proper term for it, but I'm not overly concerned) is the same way. People make it and SAY they like it, or understand it, or whatever-it-is you might do with it besides run screaming from the room, because they think it's Intelligent and Cutting-Edge and liking it Proves You're A Real Connoisseur of Grown-Up Music. But deep down, they'd rather be listening to something they can sing along with.

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