Allen Hare

I picked up a First Place win at the State Fair Of Texas this year. My photo of Dead Creosote Bush, Wildflowers, & Mountains taken in Big Bend National Park placed first in the category K114 “Scenery - Landscapes or Waterscapes”.
See it for yourself in the Creative Arts Building at this year’s State Fair Of Texas, Sept. 26 - Oct. 19.
www.BigTex.com

#FirstPlace #BigBendNationalPark #StateFairOfTexas

String failure on my ‘62 Gibson C0: EADGBE to E••GBE = :-(

Broke out the guitar tool kit, a new set of Augustine Classic Blue High Tension nylon strings, and went to work.

Hardly anything sounds as good as a new set of strings!

THE DALLAS ARBORETUM
March, 2014

One of our favorite places in Dallas is just a mile from our home, The Dallas Arboretum.

From Wikipedia:
“The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66 acre botanical garden located at 8525 Garland Rd., in east Dallas, Texas, on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake.
The arboretum is a series of gardens and fountains, with a view of the lake and the downtown Dallas skyline.
The majority of the grounds were once part of a 44 acre estate known as Rancho Encinal, built for geophysicist Everette Le DeGolyer and his wife Nell. Mrs. DeGolyer’s interests included her extensive flower gardens. The DeGolyer Home is listed on the National Register Of Historic Places.
Since 1976, the DeGolyer Estate has formed the largest portion of the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. The addition of the adjoining Alex and Roberta Coke Camp estate increased the size of the grounds to sixty-six acres.
The 21,000 square-foot Spanish style DeGolyer Home was completed in 1940. The DeGolyer Garden Cafe/Loggia, located at the back of the DeGolyer Home, overlooks White Rock Lake and the tiered fountains and formal landscapes of A Woman’s Garden. Also located on the grounds is an outdoor concert stage, and picnic areas.”

A wonderful new addition to the Arboretum is The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It is an eight-acre interactive garden designed specifically to address state and national education standards in life, earth, and environmental sciences. Everyone can learn in the 17 indoor and outdoor galleries, which feature more than 150 interactive exhibits, many using technology.

Our visit to the Arboretum was on a cool and cloudy day in March, which was perfect for picture taking. Tulips seemed to be the theme at this time, as they were everywhere, in an astounding display of colors and varieties.

The climate in Dallas allows blooming flowers for almost the entire year, and the staff at the Dallas Arboretum does a great job of keeping the grounds filled with color and beauty at all times.

www.DallasArboretum.org
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218
214-515-6500
Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Posted on Monday, June 9, 2014

mollycrabapple:

Donald Trump’s hair should not be.
It sits on his head like a soufflé, both airy and solid, as improbable as any building to which he’s given his name. In Dubai, I get to inspect Trump from all angles. His hair is otherworldly, but his face is more easily dissected. It’s tangerine, save two pale circles around his eyes.
Ivanka, however, looks perfect. Even when her mouth is a moue of hate.
I am sitting two scant yards from Trump père et fille at a media briefing for the Trump International Golf Course, which was being built by the Emirati firm DAMAC Properties, in conjunction with Donald Trump Townhouses and Villas. Trump promised it would be the greatest golf course in the world.
Ivanka is angry because I asked a real question. In Dubai, this can land you in jail.
-“I Confronted Donald Trump in Dubai” by Molly Crabapple for VICE

I just love Molly Crabapple.

mollycrabapple:

Donald Trump’s hair should not be.

It sits on his head like a soufflé, both airy and solid, as improbable as any building to which he’s given his name. In Dubai, I get to inspect Trump from all angles. His hair is otherworldly, but his face is more easily dissected. It’s tangerine, save two pale circles around his eyes.

Ivanka, however, looks perfect. Even when her mouth is a moue of hate.

I am sitting two scant yards from Trump père et fille at a media briefing for the Trump International Golf Course, which was being built by the Emirati firm DAMAC Properties, in conjunction with Donald Trump Townhouses and Villas. Trump promised it would be the greatest golf course in the world.

Ivanka is angry because I asked a real question. In Dubai, this can land you in jail.

-“I Confronted Donald Trump in Dubai” by Molly Crabapple for VICE

I just love Molly Crabapple.

upworthy:

A Brilliant Plan To Give Billionaires Who Try To Buy U.S. Elections A Taste Of Their Own Medicine

How bad has the money-in-politics situation gotten? A new study by researchers at Princeton and Northwestern universities found that, and I’m quoting directly here: “When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”

In other words, if you can’t afford to hire a lobbyist or raise money for politicians, your opinion literally does not matter.

But don’t go into a hopeless despair spiral just yet. On May 1, Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig launched Mayday PAC: a crowdfunded Super PAC with the sole mission of forcing Congress to get money out of politics. The response so far has been overwhelming: They’ve raised over a half-million dollars in the first week alone.

Hell, Yes!

(via neil-gaiman)

Visiting Mom, and came across this great old picture of my sisters and me, from probably ‘56 or ‘57. L to R: Joni, Allen, and Debbie.  (at Evergreen At Rockwall)

Visiting Mom, and came across this great old picture of my sisters and me, from probably ‘56 or ‘57. L to R: Joni, Allen, and Debbie. (at Evergreen At Rockwall)

THE HAMMERKNOCKERS
“Texas Renegade Radio”
KNON Community Radio 89.3 FM
Dallas, Texas
Monday, January 27, 2014

Dallas’ own The Hammerknockers anchored Live Music Monday on KNON’s “Texas Renegade Radio”. This very talented and lively group of musicians and songwriters have been playing together in Dallas and beyond for years. It’s sometimes hard to get them all together in the same room, so we felt fortunate to have them in the studio this day.

In the last two photos above are, from left to right:
Hammerknockers Kevin Sullivan, Michael Brown, Mike Merritt, and ‘Ranger’ Royce James, program host Mark Ivey, former KNON DJ ‘Ranger’ Randell Fields, and Tuesday “Renegade Radio” DJ ‘Obie’ Obermark.

All photos by Allen Hare
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ROD BALCH
“Texas Renegade Radio”
KNON Community Radio 89.3 FM
Dallas, Texas
Monday, January 27, 2014

Fort Worth singer / songwriter / guitarist Rod Balch was in the studio for Live Music Monday on “Texas Renegade Radio”. He was promoting his excellent new CD “Fort Worth 76102”. Rod delivered a set of great new songs, and had a lively chat with program host Mark Ivey.

Live streaming of “Texas Renegade Radio” is at www.KNON.org.

All photos by Allen Hare
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

MATT BRADSHAW
“Texas Renegade Radio”
KNON Community Radio 89.3 FM
Dallas, Texas
Monday, January 27, 2014

Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist Matt Bradshaw kicked off another Live Music Monday on KNON’s “Texas Renegade Radio”. This talented, intelligent, and friendly young man is off to a great start to a fruitful music career. He delivered a rock-solid performance of some excellent songs.

"Texas Renegade Radio" is on the air every Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Monday’s program host is Mark Ivey.

Live streaming at: www.KNON.org

L - R in the lower right photo above are Mark Ivey, Matt Bradshaw, and Greg Smith.

All photos by Allen Hare
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LEE POWELL, TEXAS HISTORIAN
“Texas Renegade Radio”
KNON Community Radio 89.3 FM
Dallas, TX
Monday, January 27, 2014

Every Monday at 5:00 pm, Texas historian Lee Powell delivers his “Texas History” feature. This day’s segment was about Kenneth Threadgill and Janis Joplin.
The program is hosted by Mark Ivey, a DJ with an encyclopedic knowledge of Texas Music.
Listen every Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm for KNON’s “Texas Renegade Radio”. Live streaming at www.KNON.org.

All photos by Allen Hare
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014