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Many of our furry friends have gotten rather used to lifestyles that involve more time at hope and, often, more time with them. Now that schools, business, and social venues are further opening, they’re making adjustments too.
Tremendous population growth in Texas and a fiery hot housing market have many people feeling a bit overwhelmed. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
Opening up, going out, meeting up. Many of us haven’t used those phrases or experienced those situations much before now. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
As pandemic restrictions lesson and many feel safer traveling and gathering at homes, schools, and workplaces we’re also seeing the return of something familiar: traffic. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
Many people have reconnected or developed new connections with nature during the pandemic. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
More vaccinated people means more people getting together safely. Often, for the first time in many months. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
It’s the time of year when you might need dodge a hanging caterpillar while out for a walk or in the backyard. And you may need to check your clothes to make sure you don’t bring a stowaway with you back inside. That was the inspiration for thi
A rare and beautiful phenomenon: not just a full moon but a “supermoon” — and a pink one at that. Everyone was talking about it. Except you. Because, heck, you look at the moon all the time and you forgot this one was supposed to be special. Th
Call them lightning bugs or fireflies — whatever you prefer they are sign of warmer weather in Texas. This Typewriter Rodeo poem was inspired by a listener request.
As more people are vaccinated against COVID-19 and states lift restrictions, life is beginning to look a bit more like the old “normal.” But there were lessons from the pandemic that some hope we take with us into the future. That was the inspi
For many, pandemic times have meant a lot of extra time relying on the Internet — connecting for work, for school, or for various appointments. Many of us have also experienced the frustration of a not-so reliable Internet connection. That was
The vaccine rollout began with a very small group and has, at this point, expanded in Texas to everyone who is at least 16 years-old. More and more, people know others who have been vaccinated. More and more, the potential for the return to a “
It’s been a year now since initial lockdown measures in much of the United States. A year of evaluating everything through the prism of coronavirus risk. A year of job loss, community loss, lives lost. How do you measure a year? That was the in
One of the sacrifices many have made during the pandemic is giving up in-person visits to relatives. Now, as vaccine distribution broadens and testing is readily available, some are breaking the long drought. That was the inspiration for this T
The pandemic has impacted our lives on every level. Most of the impacts have been devastating — even deadly. But for those with the privilege to embrace a forced slowing down, there are also silver linings. That was the inspiration for this Typ
The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent winter storm in Texas have compounded the anxiety and helplessness many feel. Still, there are always moments of joy — no matter how small. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
Texans have been suffering this week in the prolonged bitter cold, without power and without water. This Typewriter Rodeo poem is recognition of that suffering combined with the hope we continue to help each other through it.
The pandemic has affected the way we celebrate events and holidays. This Typewriter Rodeo poem imagines what might be possible if the limitations of COVID-19 were not in the way.
The pandemic was never welcome. More than a year in, it has worn on in so many ways — including on those who are tasked with trying to produce art during it. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
The distribution of a vaccine is providing some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. While that light is still in the distance and what we’ll find when we get to it is still unknown, this Typewriter Rodeo poem is focused on the hope of draw
For the first time in United States history, a woman occupies the second highest position in government. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
It’s collectively been a tough week, months, nearly a year. This Typewriter Rodeo poem is a reminder to focus for a moment on your own humanity.
The events of this day will go down in history. How will we remember them? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
It has been a bit of a rough year. Some might say, “dumpster fire.” This Typewriter Rodeo poem is a (not-so-fond) farewell.
It’s been said many times over that 2020 has been a tough year. This Typewriter Rodeo poem is a reminder to be kind to yourself.
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