Archive for August, 2005

And since we

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once commented that architecture is “frozen music.” He also said that,

Houston Revealed #23


Where is everybody? You think because it

I have an literary addiction…

…and I’m willing to admit it.

I love books. I love buying them, reading them, smelling them, borrowing them and looking at their pretty pictures.

The 1/4 Price Bookstore (3820 S Shepherd) is an amazing place to satisfy any used book cravings. They have 1st editions, out of print tomes and tons of art and museum books – all in that cozy, quiet atmosphere that a used bookstore should have.

Where do you go to spend too much cash on books you probably won’t read until 3 years from now?

Houston Revealed #22

The end is near! Prepare! Well, the end of Houston Revealed. We are doing a great job of wrapping things up here at the end. Congratulations to Christopher Holly for correctly identifying Revealed #21 as The Rice Hotel. Christopher also put the detective skills to work to figure out Revealed #15 as the Great Southwest Life Building. That is two more times that his name will go into the hat for our final prize drawing. The last prize up is a personal tour of the backstage workings of the Wortham Theater Center from the Wortham

National Night Out

National Night Out 2005

Tonight Houstonians will turn on porch lights and venture outside for National Night Out, an annual, nation-wide event designed to promote neighborhood safety.

The Purpose of National Night Out is designed to:

Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
Generate support for crime prevention;
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations; and
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back!

You can get involved in a variety of ways:

Get all of your neighbors to turn on their porch lights.
Meet your neighbors by attending a block party or hosting a barbecue.
Encourage your kids to get involved. Ask them to make posters and yard signs for the event.
Invite local law enforcement to talk about crime prevention.

More than just a feel-good goal, NNO has improved neighbor relations in many neighborhoods and actually worked to lower crime by fostering an “I got your back” attitude among the strangers that often live next door.

For all you jazz fans

Just found out that August is Jazz Month in Houston.
And to kick it off this weekend is the
15th Annual Houston International Jazz Festival.
Have fun!

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