Six Months Remembered

To wrap up the last six months of my life, to describe something that largely defies word and explanation…well, let’s just say that has proven to be more than a little difficult.  When I began in May, I had an idea of what tour may hold, an idea that upon post-bus life reflection, only vaguely

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The Perfect Ending

It’s something that we have thought about 100 times.  The last dinner, the end of tour, the return home (wherever that may be), and to a semblance of a normal life (whatever that may be).  The mere idea of leaving the life to which we have become accustomed, and the thought of leaving one another,

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A Man and his Pig

Rene Ortiz.  The man, the myth, the farm dinner legend.  I had heard the story of last year’s October 10th dinner more than once.  For the evening’s second course, Chef Ortiz of Austin Texas’ La Condesa was to prepare a whole Richardson Farms hog with pickles, cornbread, and apple chutney.  About 15 minutes before the

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A Man and his Pig

Rene Ortiz.  The man, the myth, the farm dinner legend.  I had heard the story of last year’s October 10th dinner more than once.  For the evening’s second course, Chef Ortiz of Austin Texas’ La Condesa was to prepare a whole Richardson Farms hog with pickles, cornbread, and apple chutney.  About 15 minutes before the

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A Man and his Pig

Rene Ortiz.  The man, the myth, the farm dinner legend.  I had heard the story of last year’s October 10th dinner more than once.  For the evening’s second course, Chef Ortiz of Austin Texas’ La Condesa was to prepare a whole Richardson Farms hog with pickles, cornbread, and apple chutney.  About 15 minutes before the

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