Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

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Today's Vintage Whine
So here I am. The writing isn't going well. Maybe it's the economy, maybe I am, after all, a talenteless hack. 

The Steam Cat business seems to be thinking about taking off. But the embroidery machine I started this with is getting persnickety. My so-called studio space is practically non-existent. 

I'm looking at a minor eye procedure next week, and surgery on the other eye at some point. 

So yes, I am, to quote...
11/7/2013 12:44:12 PM
I think I got away with it...
One of the stops on this afternoon's round o' errands was the Post Office to mail some books. I'd placed the books in a sturdy tote bag, intending to transfer them to a flat rate Priority Mail box for shipping. I found a parking space next to an SUV. Two adorable dachshunds were in the back seat and I said something to the lady in the passenger seat about how they were lovely dogs and all that as I grabbed my bag and waltzed inside.

As I placed the bag on the counter to transfer the books
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11/9/2009 2:50:04 PM
Another Reason I'm Glad I Don't Live in Dallas
There is some pressure in Dallas to name a street* after Cesar Chavez. The rename was floated on a survey to come up with a new name for Industrial Boulevard, which is slated to become the gateway for a new Trinity River project. Industrial has a kind of seedy reputation, and it was thought a name change might help its image. It looks like the new name will be Riverfront Blvd., which fits the area. All of the contingents seem to be on board with the idea.

So the committee in charge of ren
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8/5/2008 11:43:13 AM
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Today's Vintage Whine
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I think I got away with it...
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