• Adventures
  • Costuming a Barbarian at Texas Renaissance Festival

    Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF for short) runs every year during October and November in Todd Mission, Texas (just north of Houston).  There is something for everyone!  Costuming, jousting and other shows, shopping for handcrafts, festival eating, people watching, and wine/mead drinking.  As a casual costumer, I try to play along with their themed weekends (Oktoberfest, […]

  • Adventures
  • Visiting New Orleans in a Weekend

    I find myself in New Orleans at least once a year, sometimes for business, sometimes pleasure.  Recently, I’ve visited the The Big Easy for races (5k and half-marathons).  No matter the reason, I’m at home in this charming city, and each time I explore it as a tourist and as a local (okay, frequent visitor).  What I recommend […]