Houston Historic Districts: Houston Heights South Historic District

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’ve been traveling and working, celebrating holidays. I’ve even started writing some fiction in my free time. All of the usual excuses of those who fall behind on their blogging.

Continuing on into the Heights South Historic District. Whereas the West Heights is my idea of the prototypical Heights neighborhood, the South Heights has a surprising number of larger Victorian houses.


Enjoy the photos!


Don’t be a Big Brother

Big Brother 13 (U.S.)

Big Brother 13 (U.S.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love Big Brother. It’s the best terrible show on television. And it was truly love at first sight. First sight, that is, if one defines it as “utterly ignoring something for seven years.” It wasn’t until the summer of 2007, when there must have been nothing else on TV, that I first tuned into BB8. I vaguely knew the show existed, being a huge fan of its sister show, Survivor. But Big Brother always struck me as the slimy underbelly of reality TV. Twelve to sixteen Americans, locked in a house for three months, their every shower tracked by dozens of cameras streaming to a live Internet feed. Continue reading