Touching home base for a couple of days, we had two glorious events in TX. In the Art Deco-ish River Oaks Theater in Houston, some 250 KPFT radio enthusiasts (a Pacifica jewel that carries my commentaries twice a day) came together for a benefit/book talk. Then in Austin, we had a Spring equinox extravaganza at a beloved urban farm called Boggy Creek. It was a benefit for the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners, and more than 300 folks turned out for a joyous evening. Delectable food was served up by a dozen of Austin’s top chefs and food artisans, music from The Lovers and La Strada filled the air, kids romped among the chickens and rows of veggies/flowers, local beer lubricated the event, a 60-degree night and a nearly full moon graced us, the crowd cheered the stories DeMarco & I told in Swim Against the Current and the spirit was so high that people hung around more than an hour after the event was over. Next: California!