Here I am at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar people watching Christmas shoppers (for those readers not from Austin, the Armadillo Bazaar is an annual artist Christmas venue which has been happening in our fair city for 30+ years and runs every day the two weeks before Christmas – yes they are here until 11pm on Christmas eve for those last minute shoppers). I’m talking to people about workplace giving and Texas environmental organizations while Jimmy LaFavre is performing about 300 feet away from me.
At the same time. I’m streaming the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission hearing, which is finally getting around to TCEQ. I can’t hear anything that is being said (what with that Jimmy Lafavre concert going on in the background), but I keep seeing folks, who showed up at 8:30 this morning ready to testify, finally getting to say their piece. Many of them have a 3 to 8 hour drive home ahead of them. All I can say is “Bless their hearts”, they are, in fact, the stuff of which Texas is made and I admire them greatly.