Upcoming Lineup

THOUGHT tamales is in the process of revamping! We’ve been a little absent from the internet, but the time away has only increased our appetite for creating interesting articles and stories to share. What’s coming up, you might be wondering? Let me tell you what’s cooking:

We’re acquiring filming and recording equipment. Nothing too fancy, but nice enough to get the job done. We’ve been writing and rewriting story ideas and we’re eager to start working on them. We’re also helping produce scripts others have written.   Upcoming Projects: Short Film “Silver Angel”

We’re going to finish the +50 article topics that are sitting in drafts. Okay, maybe not all of them will survive the freezer burn, but some of them are still worth reheating.  Upcoming topic: Houston Landmarks: Behind the Name

Speaking of ideas laying around half finished… We’re also defrosting some fiction, as well as creating new stories. (NaNoRiMo deserves a special thanks for this one. I’m never anywhere close to 50k words, but I feel like I’ve come up with that many storylines…)   Upcoming Projects: “The Seer and the Child: An Interactive Story”

And, we need more graphics and art! We’re collaborating with 5th Story Design for logos, other graphics, layout designs, and photos, as well as bouncing ideas around for comics and illustration.   Upcoming Strip: Dog and Baby

So, that’s the scoop. We hope you like it!

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Local Farm Shares – Organic, Unusual Produce

I heard about a local farm share group called Plant It Forward from one of the weekly newsletters put out by the Houston-based blog, Big Kids Small City. (They have gathered an amazing list of kid-friendly events and places in Houston.)

The farm share concept sounded really neat; one of their taglines is “Urban farms for Houston, Small businesses for refugees.” The produce is non-GMO, chemical free, and grown right here in Houston by recently transplanted refugees. It’s then delivered to a local farmers market once a week for pick up.

They don’t tell you in advance what you’re getting each week, since it depends on what’s ready to be harvested. It’s a vegetable adventure!

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On Duplicity

I started a new job awhile ago, and was chatting with a new friend/coworker. In the course of the conversation, I said that I don’t really use duplicity on a daily basis; that I do my best to represent the world as accurately as I can. Which is true.

And also not true.

 

On reflection, it seems I’m entirely capable of duplicity, and worse, I  do it every day. Twelve hours a day, five days a week, for literally years now. It’s the kind of duplicity necessary to work on someone else’s passion instead of your own for hours a day, to slog back home and do it all over again the next morning.

I like to think of myself as representing the world as truthfully as I can; and in some ways I do; when recalling details or a sequence of events or whatever. But to myself; it seems I’m a compulsive liar. And I don’t know how to stop.

Extreme Crock Pot Freezing

What’s for dinner? Good question. As we continue to maximize our budget and improve our nutrition we are really trying to stick with homemade lunches and dinners. After a couple of weeks though, I’m pretty burnt out from planning a new meal each night at the last minute, multiple grocery store trips, and the never-ending dirty dishes. I’ve seen this idea floating around on Facebook and other blogs, and it seemed like the answer to all of our problems! But is it?

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Delicious, rolled up thoughts. Yum!