Monthly Archives: February 2012

It is good for us to be here.

Sunday’s Gospel reading was the transfiguration story from Mark. Jesus is on the mountain top with Peter, James and John, and Elijah and Moses appear beside him. A voice from the clouds proclaims “this is my Son; listen to him.” … Continue reading

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Empty Chapel (Ash Wednesday)

Where is the bride? Does she come across the wild waves on the back of sea turtles, suited surfers her groomsmen? Who will be her witness on this empty beach? Who will cry out “we will in the rhythm of … Continue reading

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A post-Valentine treat

A small indulgence can make a big difference. So say the folks at Houston’s Sweet Charity Desserts. Their mission is to bake high quality desserts while creating jobs for the unemployed. So when you finish your Valentine chocolates, consider purchasing a … Continue reading

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Modern Home Tour/Austin Part IV. Glimpses of Austin beyond the tour.

As much as we love touring modern houses, part of the joy of an Austin home tour is getting out into Austin neighborhoods: SoCo, Travis Heights, Clarksville, Tarrytown, Barton Hills, Hyde Park. Each has its own vibe (as they would … Continue reading

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Modern Home Tour/Austin. Part III.

More from the Modern Home Tour/Austin. 3103 Highland Terrace Our favorite home is a transformed 1950s ranch. Architect Travis Young opened up the living area as well as reoriented the whole house to capture backyard view to Shoal Creek. According to … Continue reading

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Modern Home Tour/Austin. Part II.

Part II of Saturday’s modern home tour in Austin, Texas. 4502 Balcones This was the most spectacular home on the tour, and included many green features including solar panels, window walls that opened rooms entirely to the outside, and rainwater … Continue reading

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Modern Home Tour/Austin

Like Houston, Austin boasts an eclectic housing stock. The 2012 realtor and builder-driven modern home tour featured 15 moderns including a couple of remodeled mid-centuries and many new (or recent) builds. We spent Saturday gathering ideas for future projects as … Continue reading

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