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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.


When is a Bat Colony not a Bat Colony?

This is not a great picture (it was a drive-by shooting ;-) but this has been bugging me for a while. They put up about a dozen signs heralding the newly discovered bat colony under the Waugh Street overpass (Hey look! Houston is just as cool as Austin! We got bats too!) but the BAT COLONY part is in scare quotes. Why? Is there only one bat, so he's not really a colony? Or maybe he's not a bat at all, but a pigeon. Or maybe it's a bunch of baseball bats--an art installation? I dunno, but I don't like it.

Waugh Bridge 'Bat Colony'

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