From Thailand to Plattsmouth
In the heart of the Great Plains, nestled in bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, is Sisters Cafe. A pair of butterflies brandishing the colors of Thailand and Germany rest on a sign dangling above Main Street, a wonderful place where you can get a German beer and a glass of Thai Tea.
Politician SLAMS Other Politician; More SLAMMING Likely
Washington D.C. is reeling in shock from Politician's major SLAMMING on Other Politician. Politician's strong tweet can be seen below...
Through Red Haze
Hudson sits alone outside, an empty place setting across from him. Phone in hand, he flips through all his go to apps, sifting through dozens of posts, barely paying attention to any of them. After each post that he reads, he hurriedly switches back to his messages, checking for any new messages under Jason. An image of a fairly young man with platinum hair smiles warmly next to the name, the only message there was the same one that had been for the past forty-five minutes, Sorry! Running late, b there soon!
The Mad Science of Aseptic Technique
Imagine yourself in the year 1855, you have fallen from a horse drawn buggy and your arm has suffered a gruesome compound fracture. A piece of broken bone is protruding through your skin and fiery red blood is everywhere. You are rushed to the nearest doctor who will attempt to set the bone properly before bandaging the wound. Before they begin however, the room's bad air or miasma must be removed from the room due to the doctor's recent previous patient. At this point in time miasma was thought to be the cause of infection, so the doctor opens up a window, lets some fresh air in, and then straps you down to the operating table and picks up the still blood covered tools from their previous patient and begins their work on you.
It's 2008 and Craig Barrett is cleaning up the messes left behind by computer engineers at the offices of International Business Machines. Every weekday evening, after most of the employees have departed, Craig pushes a wheeled trash receptacle down hallways and past cubicles, emptying trash cans, wiping down desks, and making small talk with the few employees slugging down coffee for the graveyard shift.
Nooks and Crannies
Built on the bones of hippies and cowboys, and tempered with congressional handshakes and technology, Austin is a nexus. A highway of art and money where the young want to be and older folks want to leave behind. The beauty of Austin is easy to see from any bridge spanning the Colorado or from any hilltop looking down on loop 360, but the soul of a city is harder to find. To find that you’ll need to look behind the bar counter, inside a family owned food truck, or on the stage of a hole-in-the-wall...or perhaps I should say The Hole in the Wall.
It’s midnight again at the Black’n Blue. The novelty of the first few beers was passing. Neon from behind the bar sprays over me, my dilated pupils drink in the colorful, dead light. The headache behind my eyes has already started.
My wife recently asked me what my top five favorite television shows were. I ran through the carousel of T.V. that stuck around in my life, ones that I quote too often, or that altered my perspective. I kept trying to gravitate towards live action shows but every time the carousel spun I saw more animated shows than I did real ones. I realized two of my top three favorite shows were cartoons and the reason I hadn’t immediately accepted this was due to the feelings of guilt for liking 'kids’ shows.