What If You Go Up?

Growing Up Austin

Sparkles and I were leaving the garage at The Triangle after dinner. On auto-pilot, I pulled out and turned the car to head down the ramp. Sparkles asked what would happen if we went up instead of down?  Well, I didn’t know. So we turned around and went up. The top level of the garage had a good view of the city and it was interesting to see things from above instead of ground level. The same buildings we drove by all the time had different shapes and colors and we hadn’t ever seen the rooftops before. Sparkles pointed to interesting spots with her lollipop from Galaxy Cafe. It was fun to go up instead of down. Thanks for the idea, Sparkles.


Who Are Those Easy Going, Laughing People at the Flying Saucer?

Photo courtesy of Wired.com

It is Friday night and I’m with the family, heading to Galaxy Cafe in the Triangle. We walk by the Flying Saucer and I see a lot of young, happy people, talking and laughing, without circles under their eyes or spit up on their shirt. I look at them, as if I am traveling in another country and I witness some strange, local custom. But this one is more familiar. That used to be me. Well rested. Social. Sometimes happy with beer… Read More »