My Landlord Lacks Human Decency

Today I took a spill down the steps in my apartment building (it is a little fourplex with two stairwells). The back staircase was wood but the landlord painted over the wood with a glossy brown paint that very easily becomes slick. Couple this with steepness of the steps and the small width and, well, [...]

The Reality of a Wellness Check

If you live in America, you may already know what a wellness check consists of, but for those who've never had the police called on them to "check on their safety" then I'm going to let you know exactly what happens and how you will be treated, at least how you will be treated in [...]

Welcome to Hell

If you have never been to Texas then you may not know which of the stereotypes are or are not true. Yes, in some parts, we ride horses. No, we don't all have accents and wear cowboy hats and big belts and boots. Yes, there is A LOT of Bar-B-Q. Texans like their meat. No, [...]

What My Texcursion Taught Me

Fact: Texas is more than 268,000 square miles. I can drive for hours in any direction and still be in Texas. This is precisely what I did yesterday. I took a "Texcursion." Otherwise known as a day trip. As a Texas native, I am pretty accustomed to the idea of driving at least half an [...]