Halloween, COVID-style

Halloween 2020 is certainly a strange one. With COVID counts going up again, there’s no big in-person events happening this weekend. Annual events like the Vida la Vida Fest and Polkapocalypse became live streams. Other popular activities, such as the German-Texas Heritage Society’s Oktoberfest, were simply cancelled. And to top it all off, there’s a full moon tonight.

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Sunflower Season

With COVID-19 still spreading throughout Texas, Bill and I have been staying close to home. This is the first time that we’ve spent an entire summer in Austin instead of escaping to cooler climates for a few weeks. Perhaps that’s why I’ve been so enchanted by the abundance of wild sunflowers in our neighborhood—I’ve never been around to appreciate them.

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Austin Music Awards: 2020

The Austin Music Awards took place as scheduled on Wednesday, March 11th, at the ACL/Moody Theater. This annual show recognizes the achievements of our local musicians. Bill and I made a late-minute decision to attend after SXSW was canceled and balcony seats became available. We had an entire row to ourselves up there. This was one of the last big music events before COVID-19 restrictions were implemented in Austin.

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