At the moment, protesters are calling for a new presidential election, while the electoral authority has conceded to a limited recount of challenged voting sites. Protests will continue. Hopefully a peaceful and just resolution will come from this largest of protests since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
The Austin Public Library owns numerous works about modern
In anticipation of our move, I first started checking out gardening books from the library that were geared toward beginners. After reading these, I was armed with a good working knowledge of gardening practices and was finally able to pinpoint my first step: choosing native plants that would thrive in my garden with minimal effort. All of the books I read advised beginners to start with the easy stuff first before tackling all of those lovely non-native plants you might want to attempt once you have honed your gardening skills.
I read up on plants that are ideally suited for our location in the Garden Guide for Austin & Vicinity published by the Travis County Master Gardeners Association and then began scouring the Internet. To my delight, I found a wealth of Austin-specific gardening websites where I could find everything from planting schedules for
How to Collect a Soil Sample
The soil is what it’s all about. Having your soil tested and making the proper amendments is crucial. Before you spend anything on seeds or plants, pay the small fee to have your soil tested, study the results, and make any needed adjustments.
Soil, Water and Forage Testing Laboratory –
Send your soil to the A&M lab for testing.
Soils & Composting
More info about types of
Gardening Information for Austin and Travis County
Go to one of the monthly meetings to meet like-minded gardeners and check out the info they provide including a planting calendar, organic techniques, and links to useful gardening sites.
Landscaping information specific to Austin designed with water quality protection in mind.
Travis County Master Gardeners Association
Check out their educational seminars and demonstration garden.
It’s always a great idea to visit local nurseries and ask loads of questions. This is a fantastic nursery that every gardener and gardener wannabe should check out.
“Austin’s organic gardening headquarters” – this is a great nursery for soil and soil solutions. This website also includes useful gardening info.
Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac by Doug Welsh
Garden Guide for Austin & Vicinity published by Travis County Master Gardener Association
This is an excellent guide to gardening in Travis County including lists of native plants, planting times, and tons of other local info.
Gardening 101 by Martha Stewart Living
Love her or hate her, Martha and her team compile amazing, information packed guides such as this one. An excellent introduction to gardening.
Month-by-Month Gardening in Texas by Dan Gill
You Grow Girl by Gayla Trail
This was the first gardening book I read and it made gardening seem accessible to anyone. It is an enthusiastic, fresh introduction to the world of gardening. Check out her blog where you can also share your own gardening stories and seek out assistance via the forums: http://www.yougrowgirl.com/.
Parisians strolled among pleasant Nazis who smiled and remained courteous, yet each Parisian knew of someone who had been disappeared during the night by those same smiling soldiers. Sartre reveals how every Parisian constantly wrestled with condemnation of the German soldiers and guilt for condemning a fellow human. He further elaborates the emotional conflict by telling of several Parisians who rushed to the assistance of a German officer pinned beneath his vehicle after a traffic accident. The Parisians were proud of their humanity-affirming deed, yet engaged in self-disgust for assisting a Nazi. How does a Parisian preserve his dignity and respect for humanity under the occupation of a regime that respects neither his nor his neighbors’? The torture resulting from this struggle was the true sin of the occupation according to Sartre.
Not all of the essays deal directly with World War II, but they all explore the world that crept forth from its rubble. The aspects discussed in this post come from Paris Under the Occupation.
The Austin Public Library owns several notable works about
Clothes and the man: the principles of fine men's dress
Dressing the man: mastering the art of permanent fashion
Elegant man: how to construct the ideal wardrobe
Esquire's things a man should know about style
Indispensable guide to classic men's clothing
Jocks and nerds: men's style in the twentieth century
Man about town: [the changing image of the modern male]
Maximum style: look sharp and feel confident in every situation
Men's fashion: the complete sourcebook
Off the cuff: the essential style guide for men and the women who love them
Paisley goes with nothing: a man's guide to style
Sex and suits: the evolution of modern dress
Style and the man