Benny and his friend Griffin at Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cover Letter

The Cincinnati Review recently received this brilliant cover letter. Who would ever have the nerve to reject such an applicant?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sipping the Texas Tea

Unless you're me, then you're drinking Kahlua Martinis in Austin. Anyway, here are some photos from my Texas visit a few weeks ago to see my brother Greg. He's an Army helicopter pilot and is heading overseas this week.

My sister Cindy, her husband Scott and my brother Andy arrived for the weekend as well. We took a tour of Fort Hood, had a great weekend in Austin, watched the Red Wings and stayed up Sunday night to hear the news about Osama bin Laden.

I really liked Austin and would return in a heartbeat. A great steak dinner, lots of cool bars and dressed-up girls wearing beauty queen sashes. Is that something young women do in Texas?

Here are some pictures:

Look out Andy! Tanks are coming out of the trees behind you!

A Soviet-built T-55 tank. It can lay its own smoke screen and has an infrared searchlight. The tank was captured by the 1st Cavalry Division during Desert Storm. Can I have one of my very own?

Cindy's hanging out with the PT-76, a Soviet amphibious light tank from the 50s.

Here we are in the lounge of an Austin Hilton.