June 10, 2014

Sydney and Blue

Posted by Lucas at 03:11 AM

April 28, 2014

Sydney




Posted by Lucas at 11:59 AM

January 01, 2014

Happy New Year

Last pitch of the (home) season, Round Rock, Texas, 24 August 2012

Husker Du, "New Day Rising," 1985


Posted by Lucas at 01:42 AM

August 28, 2013

Long Weekend Photo


Moonrise over west wall of Zion Canyon, Utah, 4 November 2012


Posted by Lucas at 11:53 PM

July 26, 2013

Early Weekend Photo


Abandoned restaurant on Route 66, Essex, CA (if I remember correctly), 22 March 2012


"Old L.A," Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker (singing), Yim Yames, New Multitudes, 2012.

Posted by Lucas at 12:20 AM

July 04, 2013

Random Photo


Cemetery on Route 66, Alanreed, TX, 16 March 2013


J. Tillman, "Ribbons of Glass," from Cancer and Delirium, 2007

Posted by Lucas at 12:57 AM

June 03, 2013

Weekday Photo


Roy's, Route 66, Amboy, California, 22 March 2012


"Dripping With Looks," Game Theory, from Lolita Nation, 1987

Posted by Lucas at 01:23 AM

March 25, 2013

Belated Weekend Photo


Abandoned section of Route 66 west of Tucumcari, NM, 15 March 2013

Here, specifically:


View Larger Map

Posted by Lucas at 12:32 PM

March 15, 2013

Weekend Photo


U Drop Inn, Route 66, Shamrock, Texas, 15 March 2013 (about 30 minutes ago)

Posted by Lucas at 11:31 PM

March 08, 2013

Weekend Photo


The beginning of Route 66, Adams Street at Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 24 February 2013

Posted by Lucas at 02:03 PM

February 09, 2013

Weekend Photo


6 September 2012, Frisco, Texas. My very last baseball shot of 2012. 2B Leury Garcia was running back and to his left, timing a leaping catch of a little flare, but aborted it when he realized he had no chance. So, I got a picture of... not much. RF Jared Prince is coming up from the right.

Posted by Lucas at 06:51 PM

February 02, 2013

Weekend Photo


Road Runner's Retreat Restaurant, about a mile west of Chambless, California on an old section of Route 66, 22 March 2012.

Posted by Lucas at 02:11 AM

January 25, 2013

Weekend Photo


A long-abandoned section of Route 66 west of Albuquerque, right about here, 20 March 2010.

Posted by Lucas at 09:28 PM

January 08, 2013

Return of the Photo of the Week

Elvis Andrus, Matt Harrison and Julio Borbon from the 2007 Fall Instructionals in Surprise:









Posted by Lucas at 11:59 PM

April 01, 2011

Go Rangers

Ron Washington throws batting practice, Round Rock, Texas, 30 March 2011

Posted by Lucas at 02:23 PM

March 22, 2011

Texas Rangers Spring Training Photos

Slideshows of Texas's minor leaguers from my visit last week:

March 16:



March 17:



March 18:



March 19:

Posted by Lucas at 06:05 PM

March 15, 2011

Weekday Photo

The Snow Cap, Seligman, Arizona, 14 March 2011

Posted by Lucas at 07:42 AM

March 14, 2011

End of Weekend Photo

The remnants of the once bustling Club Cafe, Santa Rosa, New Mexico, 13 March 2011

Posted by Lucas at 12:41 AM

March 12, 2011

Weekend Photo

Abandoned bar on an abandoned section of Route 66, Calumet, Oklahoma, 12 March 2011

Posted by Lucas at 11:38 PM

March 11, 2011

Arizona Bound

Jurickson Profar in Surprise, 17 March 2010

Posted by Lucas at 04:33 PM

February 28, 2011

Weekend-End Photo

Slug formerly hiding beneath potted plant brought indoors by cruel human, 1 Feb 2011

Posted by Lucas at 12:53 AM

February 20, 2011

Weekend Photo

Tommy Hunter and Ron Washington, Rangers Caravan Luncheon, Round Rock, Texas, 27 Jan 2011

Posted by Lucas at 01:56 PM

January 28, 2011

Weekend Photo

Darren Oliver, media gathering before Texas Rangers Caravan Luncheon, Round Rock, 27 Jan 2011

Posted by Lucas at 11:47 PM

January 14, 2011

Weekend Photo

Beverage, 10 January 2010

Posted by Lucas at 07:15 PM

January 08, 2011

Weekend Photo

Ranger on the porch, 26 October 2010

Posted by Lucas at 12:13 AM

December 31, 2010

Happy New Year


Jack, 31 December 2010

The shoes aren't mine. They belong to my wife. As far as you know.

Best to you and yours. Thanks for reading me here and at the Newberg Report.

Posted by Lucas at 08:37 PM

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Jack, 3 December 2010

Posted by Lucas at 12:19 AM

December 18, 2010

Weekend Photo


Sunrise over Six Flags, from the Sheraton Hotel in Arlington, Texas, 17 Dec 2010.

Posted by Lucas at 02:24 AM

December 03, 2010

Weekend Photo

Cemetery near Route 66 between Alanreed and Groom, Texas, February 2003

Posted by Lucas at 11:59 PM

November 27, 2010

Weekend Photo

Route 66, Texas/Oklahoma border, February 2003

Posted by Lucas at 08:07 PM

November 01, 2010

Mitch Moreland Goes Yard

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Not too a bad photo considering I was by the left field foul pole.

Posted by Lucas at 06:50 PM

October 23, 2010

The Pitch That Struck Out A-Rod

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Posted by Lucas at 01:53 AM

World Series

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That was definitely worth driving up to Arlington for the third time in three weeks. And there will be a fourth!

Posted by Lucas at 01:03 AM

October 16, 2010

Ron and Josh

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ALCS Game 1: Ron Washington and Josh Hamilton exhibit proper form on their man-hug. Note the distinct separation of genital areas.

Posted by Lucas at 01:26 PM

October 11, 2010

Tommy Hunter

Tommy Hunter

Tommy Hunter walks to the dugout before his first postseason appearance.

Posted by Lucas at 11:59 PM

October 09, 2010

Colby Lewis

Colby Lewis

Posted by Lucas at 11:54 PM

September 24, 2010

Yay

Posted by Lucas at 08:26 PM

July 12, 2010

Sports Journalamism, Part II

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Nice photo. I wonder who took it.

Oh, that's right. I did.

Posted by Lucas at 03:13 PM

July 04, 2010

Happy July 4th

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My grandfather (not this one, the other one), Wateree River lakehouse, South Carolina, 4 July 1994.

Posted by Lucas at 05:38 PM

April 24, 2010

Weekend Photo


Moose guards the garden, 13 April 2010

Posted by Lucas at 11:45 AM

April 09, 2010

Weekend Photo

Bridge on pre-1947 alignment of Route 66 between Flagstaff and Winona, Arizona (Google StreepMap)

Posted by Lucas at 06:40 PM

April 03, 2010

Weekend Photo


US 380 near Carrizozo, New Mexico

Posted by Lucas at 11:33 PM

March 25, 2010

Photos from Friday

AA and AAA intersquad games:

Posted by Lucas at 11:53 AM

March 22, 2010

Photos from Thursday

Low-A and High-A Intersquad Game, "B" Game, and "A" game at Surprise Stadium:

Posted by Lucas at 12:21 PM

March 20, 2010

Photos from Wednesday

Minor League Workouts and Sim Game:

Posted by Lucas at 09:12 AM

March 18, 2010

Photos from Tuesday

Minor League Workouts:

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"B" Game vs. Kansas City:

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Posted by Lucas at 03:24 AM

March 17, 2010

Photos from Monday

Slideshow 1, Minor Leaguers:

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Slideshow 2, Texas vs. San Francisco:

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Posted by Lucas at 04:46 AM

March 13, 2010

Arizona Bound


Justin Smoak, 20 March 2009

Posted by Lucas at 12:13 AM

February 27, 2010

Ranger!


Meet Ranger, just rescued from Austin's Town Lake Animal Shelter. Yes, he's sleeping on one of those giveaway Ranger blankets.

Texas will win a World Series during his lifetime. Perhaps several.

Posted by Lucas at 07:23 PM

February 11, 2010

Snow!

Courtesy of Brad Newton, Texas Rangers:

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Courtesy of Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera Miles:

Posted by Lucas at 11:15 PM

January 01, 2010

Happy New Year, Jack

Last New Year's Day, Courtney and I were roused from sleep by the sounds of Jack suffering a tonic-clonic seizure. He survived, barely, but the long-term prognosis was poor. During several months of thrice-daily anti-convulsant medicine, he recovered about 80% of his pre-seizure agility. He enters 2010 healthy and med-free. Go, Jack.

Posted by Lucas at 01:37 AM

December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

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Colby on Rangers blanket, 24 December 2009

Posted by Lucas at 11:58 PM

November 28, 2009

Weekend Photo

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Sunset in Fredericksburg, Texas, 27 November 2009

Posted by Lucas at 06:09 PM

November 06, 2009

Weekend Photo

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Zion National Park, November 2007.

Posted by Lucas at 04:53 PM

October 24, 2009

Weekend Photo

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Disneyworld, 25 April 2009

Posted by Lucas at 12:35 PM

September 26, 2009

Weekend Photo

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Colby on a rainy Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Posted by Lucas at 11:31 AM

August 18, 2009

Cheyenne, 1991 - 2009

She lived a good life.

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Home from the Town Lake Animal Shelter, September 1991, five months old

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February 1992

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January 2000

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April 2007

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With Jack, February 2009

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17 August 2009

Posted by Lucas at 03:35 PM

July 03, 2009

Time Fades Away

Abandoned section of Route 66 between Albuquerque and Grants, New Mexico, April 1996 (Map).

Posted by Lucas at 02:20 PM

April 23, 2009

Happy 18th Birthday

Cheyenne

Posted by Lucas at 08:16 PM

April 06, 2009

Play Ball!

Posted by Lucas at 12:58 PM

March 20, 2009

Spring Training Photos, Day Three

Note: These and other photos on this website may be used only for non-commercial purposes and with attribution.

Slideshow of 40+ pictures here.

.

Kyle Ocampo


Wilmer Font



Warmer Madrigal



Vicente Padilla



Joey Butler



(couldn't identify)


Posted by Lucas at 01:53 AM

March 19, 2009

Spring Training Photos, Day Two

Note: These and other photos on this website may be used only for non-commercial purposes and with attribution.

Slideshow of 30+ pictures here.

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Jacob Kaase


Kasey Kiker



Josh Lueke



Carlos Melo



Guillermo Moscoso



Michael Schlact


Posted by Lucas at 11:32 AM

March 18, 2009

Spring Training Photos, Day One

Note: These and other photos on this website may be used only for non-commercial purposes and with attribution.

Slideshow of 40+ pictures here.

.

Ryan Falcon


Wilmer Font



Martin Perez



Evan Reed



Ryan Tatusko



Ryan Schlecht and Leonel de los Santos



Leonel de los Santos



Edward Martinez



Guillermo Pimentel



Ron Washington


Posted by Lucas at 01:54 AM

March 14, 2009

Off to Surprise

Engel Beltre, 21 March 2008, Surprise, AZ

Posted by Lucas at 12:26 AM

February 28, 2009

Weekend Photo

Engel Beltre, 7 October 2007

Posted by Lucas at 11:08 AM

February 20, 2009

Weekend Photo

Elvis Andrus, Surprise, AZ, 5 October 2007

Posted by Lucas at 11:22 AM

February 13, 2009

Weekend Photo

Jack, 12 February 2009, 42 days after suffering a near-fatal seizure.

Posted by Lucas at 04:40 PM

January 31, 2009

Colby Does Not Love PECOTA

Posted by Lucas at 12:22 PM

December 31, 2008

Ten Years Ago Today...


Austin, Texas, 31 Dec 1998

...I met the woman of my dreams. Well, actually she dumped me after six weeks. But two years later we got back together, and we're still together. Yay, us.


To readers of my blog and the Newberg Report: Thanks for reading, and have a safe and happy 2009.

Posted by Lucas at 03:04 PM

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas


Arlington, Texas, 25 Dec 1997

Posted by Lucas at 07:11 AM

October 31, 2008

Weekend Photo


Moose cares not for Halloween.

Posted by Lucas at 06:47 PM

October 05, 2008

Weekend Photo


Longhorn Ironman, Austin, 5 October 2008

Posted by Lucas at 11:59 PM

August 19, 2008

Frisco vs. Tulsa, 14 August 2008, Part Two


Jose Vallejo


Jose Vallejo




Julio Borbon




Julio Borbon




Elvis Andrus




Scott Little, Tyler Coolbaugh, Derek Holland


Posted by Lucas at 05:57 PM

August 18, 2008

Frisco vs. Tulsa, 14 August 2008, Part One

All Neftali Feliz, All The Time
























Posted by Lucas at 11:25 PM

August 17, 2008

Frisco vs. Tulsa, 13 August 2008

Derek Holland


Derek Holland


Holland draws a crowd.


Derek Holland


Derek Holland


Derek Holland


Elvis Andrus


Julio Borbon


Manuel Pina


Chad Tracy


Elvis Andrus and Neftali Feliz

Posted by Lucas at 04:32 PM

July 25, 2008

Weekend Photo

Route 66 near Seligman, Arizona, 24 March 2008

Posted by Lucas at 01:45 AM

July 18, 2008

Oklahoma vs. Round Rock, 13-14 July 2008

Brian Gordon

Brian Gordon


Jason Ellison


Jared Hyatt, with Chris Shelton in background


Jason Ellison, Kea Kometani and Taylor Teagarden (top to bottom)


Taylor Teagarden and Wes Littleton

Posted by Lucas at 04:35 PM

July 13, 2008

Oklahoma vs. Round Rock, 12 July 2008

Tommy Hunter

Tommy Hunter


Tommy Hunter


Tommy Hunter


Joaquin Arias. He left the game after playing the field for one more inning.


Emerson Frostad, homering in his first AAA at-bat.


Nelson Cruz


Chris Shelton sliding, John Mayberry giving instructions.


Pitching coach Andy Hawkins, Hunter, Frostad (and lonely fan).

Posted by Lucas at 12:05 PM

July 12, 2008

Oklahoma vs. Round Rock, 11 July 2008

Nelson Cruz (and Edwin Maysonet)

Taylor Teagarden


Teagarden


Teagarden


John Mayberry


Steve Rowe


Teagarden, pitching coach Andy Hawkins, Rowe

Posted by Lucas at 01:41 PM

June 26, 2008

Chris Davis Has Bigger Arms Than You


Frisco, Texas, 16 May 2008

Posted by Lucas at 06:19 PM

May 16, 2008

2 1/4" Hail



Diamter of golf ball: 1.68"
Diamter of tennis ball: about 2.50"



Moose does not approve.

Posted by Lucas at 12:21 AM

May 06, 2008

Random Weekday Photo



Inside the Wynn, Las Vegas, NV, 2 March 2008

Posted by Lucas at 08:18 PM

March 31, 2008

Opening Day

Opening Day greetings to Courtney, the best baseball wife in the world.

Disch-Falk Field, Austin, 24 Feb 2008

Posted by Lucas at 05:15 PM

March 28, 2008

Weekend Photo


John Mayberry Jr., Surprise, Arizona, 21 March 2008

Posted by Lucas at 10:16 PM

March 24, 2008

Surprise

Brennan Garr, 19 March 2008, Surprise, Arizona

Posted by Lucas at 09:11 PM

March 15, 2008

All Rangers, All The Time


Las Vegas, 2 March 2008

Posted by Lucas at 12:32 PM

March 04, 2008

Weekday Photo


Las Vegas, 2 March 2008

Posted by Lucas at 06:46 PM

February 23, 2008

Puffery

El Paso, Texas, 22 Feb 2008

Posted by Lucas at 02:58 PM

February 16, 2008

Weekend Photo


The Springs Mill, Lancaster, South Carolina, December 1994. Originally constructed in 1895, was at one time the largest textile mill in the world. Both of my father's parents worked there. Closed in 2003, demolished in 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 12:42 AM

February 06, 2008

And Again


Carlos Pimentel and Emmanuel Solis, 4 Oct 2007, Peoria, AZ

Posted by Lucas at 12:53 AM

January 27, 2008

Mexican Winter League Highlights Captured on Cell Phone

Botts connects with the 1-2 fastball!


Botts hangs head. Too much underneath!


But the ball clears the fence!


Cuadrangularrrrrrrr!

Posted by Lucas at 11:45 AM

January 26, 2008

Weekend Photo


Kingsford (2002-2006), 26 Sep 2005

Posted by Lucas at 03:53 PM

January 02, 2008

Day After New Year's Photo

Emmanuel Solis and Carlos Pimentel, Peoria, AZ, 4 October 2007

Posted by Lucas at 11:17 PM

January 01, 2008

New Year's Photo

Neftali Feliz at Fall Instructionals, Surprise, AZ, 6 October 2007

Posted by Lucas at 11:56 PM

December 25, 2007

Thanks for reading


Arlington, Texas, 25 December 1997

Posted by Lucas at 01:02 AM

December 01, 2007

Weekend Photo


Route 66 west of Amboy, CA, 15 Nov 2007.

Posted by Lucas at 01:57 PM

November 22, 2007

Weekend Photo


Zion National Park, Utah, 3 Nov 2007

Posted by Lucas at 02:50 AM

November 17, 2007

Weekend Photo


Route 66, Amboy, California, 15 Nov 2007

Posted by Lucas at 10:12 PM

November 09, 2007

Weekend Photo


Observation Point, Zion National Park, Utah, 3 Nov 2007

Posted by Lucas at 07:46 PM

October 27, 2007

Weekend Photo


100-meter wind turbine west of Abilene, Tx, 26 October 2007

Posted by Lucas at 01:51 PM

October 08, 2007

End-Of-Weekend Photo


Fabio Castillo in Surprise, Arizona, 5 October 2007

Posted by Lucas at 02:04 AM

September 24, 2007

Okay

Time to start writing again.


State Highway 130, Texas, 19 Sep 2007.

Posted by Lucas at 08:11 PM

August 25, 2007

Weekend Photo


Rangers Ballpark In Arlington, 10 August 2007

Posted by Lucas at 01:53 AM

August 17, 2007

Weekend Photo


Moving from previous residence, February 2006. Just in case I get the urge to move again, this picture should quell it.

Posted by Lucas at 03:22 PM

August 11, 2007

Weekend Photo


Rusty Greer, Geno Petralli, and Dave Hostetler (at first), Rangers Alumni Game, 10 August 2007

Posted by Lucas at 07:29 PM

August 04, 2007

Weekend Photo


East of Poipu, Kauai, 6 December 2004

Posted by Lucas at 10:11 AM

July 21, 2007

Weekend Photo


Cats, 18 July 2007

Posted by Lucas at 01:56 PM

July 13, 2007

Weekend Photo


Grant Schiller at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Newberg Night, 6 July 2007.

Posted by Lucas at 12:02 PM

July 06, 2007

Weekend Photo


Donkeys. Fredericksburg, TX, 24 Nov 2006

Posted by Lucas at 09:22 AM

June 22, 2007

Weekend Photo


Colby, 22 June 2007. Hanging in there.

Posted by Lucas at 01:47 PM

June 15, 2007

Weekend Photo


Grandmother Lucille and nephew James, 25 Dec 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 11:26 AM

June 08, 2007

Weekend Photo


Back porch, 16 April 2006

Get well, Colby.

Posted by Lucas at 10:03 AM

May 25, 2007

Weekend Photo


Wave goodbye to Batgirl, folks.

Posted by Lucas at 12:02 PM

May 18, 2007

Weekend Photo


Colby, 14 May 2007

Posted by Lucas at 01:34 PM

May 11, 2007

Weekend Photo


Dell Diamond, 22 April 2007

Posted by Lucas at 05:50 PM

May 04, 2007

Weekend Photo


El Paso, Texas, 19 April 2007

Posted by Lucas at 11:39 AM

April 27, 2007

Weekend Photo


El Paso, 19 April 2007



USS Abraham Lincoln, 1 May 2003 (Associated Press)

Posted by Lucas at 01:08 PM

April 20, 2007

Weekend Photo


Austin, 18 Feb 2007

No, the blog's not dead. Just been incredibly busy lately.

Posted by Lucas at 08:10 PM

April 13, 2007

Weekend Photo


Austin, 18 Feb 2007.

Posted by Lucas at 11:40 AM

April 06, 2007

Weekend Photo


An 0-3 record does not faze Jack.

Posted by Lucas at 12:34 PM

April 02, 2007

Yea!

Posted by Lucas at 09:00 PM

March 30, 2007

Weekend Photo


Rangers Ballpark In Arlington, 29 July 2006. It's time for baseball.

Posted by Lucas at 10:26 AM

March 23, 2007

Weekend Photo


Oklahoma's Jason Botts, Scott Feldman and Joaquin Arias vs. the Round Rock Express, 3 May 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 11:56 AM

March 16, 2007

Weekend Photo


Waimea Canyon, Kauai, 10 Dec 2004

Posted by Lucas at 11:28 PM

March 10, 2007

Weekend Photo


Las Vegas, 2 March 2007. Not a double exposure; the glass across the walkway creates a mean reflection.

Posted by Lucas at 06:48 PM

March 06, 2007

Non-Weekend Photo


Las Vegas, 2 March 2007. As with the Danks trade, Texas consummated a blockbuster deal just as I was leaving town, in this case Sin City for five days. My very belated opinion on the Young deal to come soon.

Posted by Lucas at 12:28 PM

February 23, 2007

Weekend Photo


Austin Marathon, 18 Feb 2007.

Posted by Lucas at 03:17 PM

February 16, 2007

Weekend Photo


My wife's bookcase, 9 Feb 2007. Got the bear in Surprise in 2004 and the bobblehead last season in Arlington. Let it be known that I am doing my part to sustain Tom Hicks and Major League Baseball.

Posted by Lucas at 06:07 PM

January 16, 2007

Special Weekday Photo


My roof, 16 Jan 2007. Austin shuts down completely every couple of years or so. This is why.

UPDATE: Relatedly, here's the graphic from local station KXAN:


Is anything sillier than local television news? For a meteorologist in Austin, icy weather must be better than sex.


Posted by Lucas at 01:17 PM

January 12, 2007

Weekend Photo


Jack, 20 Dec 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 06:34 PM

December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve Photo


A clock that belonged to my grandmother, who passed away last March.

May your 2007 be safe and fulfilling.

Posted by Lucas at 08:32 PM

December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Posted by Lucas at 02:04 AM

December 15, 2006

Weekend Photo


Fredericksburg, Texas, 25 November 2006

Posted by Lucas at 08:39 PM

December 01, 2006

Weekend Photo


Abby the Black Lab, Fredericksburg, Texas, 24 Nov 2006

Posted by Lucas at 01:33 AM

November 17, 2006

Weekend Photo


Oklahoma's Joaquin Arias batting, Round Rock's Hector Gimenez catching, 3 May 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 08:30 PM

November 10, 2006

Weekend Photo


Colby, Moose, and Cheyenne, 10 November 2006

Posted by Lucas at 06:06 PM

October 27, 2006

Weekend Photo


Can you spot the bat? Gorman Cave, Colorado Bend State Park, 7 October 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 12:21 PM

October 13, 2006

Weekend Photo


In my car on Highway 105 between Navasota and Brenham, 11 October 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 12:25 PM

October 08, 2006

Weekend Photo


Colorado Bend State Park, 7 October 2006

Posted by Lucas at 11:01 PM

September 29, 2006

Weekend Photo


Mapleton, Utah, 7 January 2004

Also, The Rundown passed one million hits a couple of days ago. Yeah, "hits" aren't "visits" and don't mean much of anything, but in any case, thanks for reading.

Posted by Lucas at 06:45 PM

September 22, 2006

Weekend Photo


Golden Gate Bridge, 25 March 2006

Bakersfield stats coming soon.

Posted by Lucas at 02:18 PM

September 15, 2006

Weekend Photo


Downtown Austin, 13 March 2006

Posted by Lucas at 12:35 PM

September 08, 2006

Weekend Photo


The End Of The Road, Route 66, Glenrio, TX, April 1995

Five For Friday (Tom Hicks edition):

1. Husker Du – “I Apologize?
2. Richard and Linda Thompson – “For Shame Of Doing Wrong?
3. Sleater-Kinney – “The Drama You’ve Been Craving?
4. Neil Young – “F*!#in’ Up?
5. Peter Gabriel – “No Self Control?

Posted by Lucas at 11:47 AM

September 01, 2006

Weekend Photo


Along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, September 1999

Posted by Lucas at 10:48 AM

August 25, 2006

Weekend Photo


Holly Street Power Plant, Austin, Texas, 13 March 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 12:56 PM

August 18, 2006

Weekend Photo


My own embryonic Infinite Cat Project: Jack, 2 August 2006, underneath a picture of Jack, 15 July 2005.

Posted by Lucas at 02:59 PM

August 11, 2006

Weekend Photo


The Ballpark in Arlington, 29 July 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 06:31 PM

August 04, 2006

Weekend Photo


The Ballpark In Arlington, 30 July 2006

Posted by Lucas at 09:06 AM

July 22, 2006

Weekend Photo


Nothing says 'weekend' like a hard-drive format and reinstallation of Windows.

Posted by Lucas at 06:27 PM

July 07, 2006

Weekend Photo


"None shall pass." Hollow Creek Ranch, near Stonewall, Texas, 3 July 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 07:59 PM

July 04, 2006

Fourth of July Photo


I don't have any pictures of eagles. Will you settle for a hummingbird? -- Lost Maples, Texas, 2 July 2006

Posted by Lucas at 12:44 PM

June 30, 2006

Weekend Photo


Sunset at Canyonlands National Park, Needles section, 21 May 2001.

Posted by Lucas at 08:54 AM

June 23, 2006

Weekend Photo


On the lookout for snakes in Colorado Bend State Park, October 2001.

Posted by Lucas at 03:55 PM

June 16, 2006

Weekend Photo


Jack is unimpressed with the Rangers and my lack of content lately. More to follow.

Posted by Lucas at 06:07 PM

June 09, 2006

Weekend Photo


In honor of last night's 16-12 loss to Kansas City, a picture of Alcatraz shot from Golden Gate Park, 27 March 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 11:32 AM

June 02, 2006

Weekend Photo


The Na Pali coast, Kauai, 7 December 2004

Posted by Lucas at 05:20 PM

May 26, 2006

Weekend Photo / History Lesson

July 25, 1986

Texas 7, Cleveland 5

The Lineup:
Oddibe McDowell (cf)
Scott Fletcher (ss)
Pete O’Brien (1b)
Pete Incaviglia (rf)
Larry Parrish (dh)
Ruben Sierra (lf)
Don Slaught (c )
Steve Buechele (3b)
Curtis Wilkerson (2b)
Jose Guzman (p)

The seats were in the section built atop the press box in the old Stadium. My friend John Lawson, who served ably as Best Man at my wedding some eighteen years later, caught a foul ball from Incaviglia.

How slow was Incaviglia? The 22-year-old singled in the seventh and was replaced at first with 32-year-old pinch runner Gary Ward.

Posted by Lucas at 09:30 AM

May 19, 2006

Weekend Photo


Route 66 west of Needles, California, April 1995.

Posted by Lucas at 10:34 AM

May 04, 2006

Oklahoma Redhawks Pictures

Pictures from the Oklahoma – Round Rock game on May 3rd. Round Rock won 1-0 on a Royce Huffman homer off Derek Lee in the bottom of the ninth. Each pic links to many more and larger pictures of each player. Click on the Rundown banner to come back.

Joaquin Arias

Rheinecker and Feldman

Vince Sinisi

Jason Botts

Rashad Eldridge

Jason Hirsh (Round Rock)
The Ire of Ireland

Other Pix

Posted by Lucas at 11:29 PM

April 28, 2006

Weekend Photo

Hollow Creek Ranch, near Fredericksburg, Texas, 16 July 2005

Posted by Lucas at 07:36 PM

April 22, 2006

Weekend Photo


Sunset at Muir Beach, California, 25 March 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 01:25 AM

April 14, 2006

Weekend Photo

Downtown Austin from the Zilker Park Clubhouse, 11 March 2006

Posted by Lucas at 02:13 PM

April 07, 2006

Weekend Photo

Posted by Lucas at 05:40 PM

March 26, 2006

Weekday Photo


This explains my recent absence.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, March 25, 2006.

Posted by Lucas at 11:35 PM

March 03, 2006

Weekend Photo



Jack sleeps where Jack wants.

Posted by Lucas at 04:02 PM

January 24, 2006

Slow Down, Please



Kingsford adopted my wife Courtney and me about a year ago. Her real owners had too many pets for her liking, so she split time between our back deck and another neighbor’s yard. She often slept atop our charcoal grill, which is how I chose her name. She followed me around the yard like a dog. Courtney and I bought a house about a mile away and planned to take Kingsford with us when we move this Saturday.

And now, she’s dead. The car’s driver must’ve had some important business, because he moved fast and never stopped.

Posted by Lucas at 09:34 PM

January 20, 2006

Weekend Photo


Kauai, 6 Jan 2006

Posted by Lucas at 10:50 AM

January 13, 2006

Weekend Photos

Where I Spent My Winter Vacation: Kauai


Sunset at Poipu


Floor of Waimea Canyon


Waimea Canyon

Posted by Lucas at 07:44 PM

December 31, 2005

Happy New Year from the Ranger Rundown


A Bar In Austin, 31 December 2001

Posted by Lucas at 07:17 PM

December 24, 2005

Weekend Photo


Hollow Creek Ranch between Johnson City and Fredericksburg, Texas, July 2005

Posted by Lucas at 12:28 AM

December 16, 2005

Weekend Photo



In the La Sal Mountains east of Moab, Utah, May 2001.

Posted by Lucas at 11:56 AM

December 09, 2005

Weekend Photo



Ripper the Dog, April 2005, Hill Country Recreation Area.

Posted by Lucas at 11:24 PM

November 18, 2005

Weekend Photo

Bitey the Possum is the official mascot of the 2001 Texas Ranger pitching staff (ERA+ of 78!).

Posted by Lucas at 06:10 PM

November 11, 2005

Weekend Photo

Posted by Lucas at 08:42 PM

November 04, 2005

Weekend Photo


Along State Highway 82, deepest southern Louisiana, September 1999.

Posted by Lucas at 12:18 PM

October 28, 2005

Weekend Photo

Posted by Lucas at 06:22 AM

October 21, 2005

Weekend Photo

Monday, July 5, 1976: Texas 8, Detroit 6. Starter Gaylord Perry collapsed in the fourth and squandered a four-run lead, but reliever Jeff Terpko entered to pitch a career high 5.2 innings of one-run ball. Texas regained the lead in the seventh thanks to a two-run single by Tom Grieve. The Rangers improved to 43-32, 3.5 games behind the Angels.

The 5th was the fireworks game; Texas spent Sunday the 4th in Chicago. I was seven years old.

Posted by Lucas at 11:47 AM

October 13, 2005

Weekend Photo


Monk seal on a beach east of Poipu, Kauai, 6 December 2004.

Posted by Lucas at 11:30 PM

October 07, 2005

Weekend Photo


Route 66 just south of Oatman, AZ, April 1996.

No tortoises were harmed in the creation of this photo. I found him on the center stripe, took a few shots, then picked him up and placed him off the edge of the road in the direction he was travelling.

Posted by Lucas at 01:20 PM

September 30, 2005

Weekend Photo


Route 66 between Kingman and Oatman, Arizona. April 1996.

Posted by Lucas at 11:28 AM

September 17, 2005

Weekend Photo


Wood bridge on Route 66, about five miles west of Glenrio and the Texas-NM border. April 1995.

Posted by Lucas at 03:17 AM

September 09, 2005

Weekend Photo

Posted by Lucas at 07:58 PM

August 26, 2005

Weekend Cat Photo

Cheyenne, born 1991

Posted by Lucas at 05:44 PM

August 19, 2005

Weekend Photo


Maha’ulepu Beach, Kauai, 6 Dec 2004.

Posted by Lucas at 11:33 AM

August 05, 2005

Weekend Photo

Miller Power Plant, Birmingham, Alabama. It's coal, not nuclear.

Posted by Lucas at 08:31 AM

July 29, 2005

Weekend Cat Photo

Jack, Cheyenne and Colby

Posted by Lucas at 06:49 PM

July 22, 2005

Weekend Cat Photo

Jack (inside) and Kingsford (outside)

Posted by Lucas at 03:59 PM

July 15, 2005

Your Weekend Cat Photo

Posted by Lucas at 01:33 PM

December 13, 2004

Where I Spent My Honeymoon

Kauai:

Sunrise at Lydgate State Park

The Na Pali Coast (the cliffs are about 1,500 feet above sea level)

Waimea Canyon

Posted by Lucas at 11:06 AM