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A New Perspective on Home

Taylor Jacob, Carmine’s professional barrel racer, told me that home looks different when you see it in the rear view mirror. My Aggie daughter would add that home looks different after an airplane ride halfway around the world and back.…

Roundtopolis: Old Places, New Eyes

In 1957, when she was a fourth grader at David Crockett Elementary, Cathye Moon got hooked on photography when she got a Brownie Hawkeye box camera—and an almost constant companion. Today, she rarely leaves home without a camera in tow.…

Round Top Festival Institute: The Magnificence

Once upon a time in the 1970s, James Dick, a world-class pianist, asked, “Why dream the ordinary?” He envisioned an international center for music and learning nestled in the hills outside the tiny Texas town of Round Top. His path…

Round Top Festival Institute: No Ordinary Dream

Internationally acclaimed concert pianist James Dick asks: Why dream the ordinary? Master carpenter Larry Birkelbach maintains: The impossible just takes longer. Two men. Four hands. One goal: to build an inimitable institution that’s…

Pandora de Balthazar in Round Top

Restful Rejuvenation in Round Top There aren’t any “wrongs” when it comes to making your own home beautiful, but it’s terribly wrong, in my opinion, to neglect the comfort and rejuvenation the body needs. Pandora de Balthazár Pandora…

Shooting the Breeze with James Dick

Shooting the Breeze by Katie Dickie Stavinoha Lorie and I began our Shooting the Breeze session with James Dick on the stage of Festival Hill’s Concert Hall, which has been called the “most accoustically perfect performance hall in…