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Even Santa can't help himself -- there's just something about this tree. This moment unfolded at Pegasus Plaza, just outside my apartment window really, midway through the Dallas Santa Rampage last weekend. Here are some more photos from the Santa pub crawl/pillow fight up at the Observer.
Downtown Dallas kept up the holiday spirit last week with our first Unsilent Night walk -- pretty good turnout for the first time 'round, too. Here's a video I shot for the paper.
Dallas's annual Veterans Day parade drew a huge crowd downtown -- out my window overlooking Main Street, it almost looked like a vintage photo of 1930's downtown brought back to life.
I remember watching the Dallas theme sequence on TV as a kid and being amazed at all the reflective skyscrapers in downtown. All those mirrored buildings were a huge help during Wednesday's shoot, helping to throw some amazing light just where I'd least expect it.
Thanks to the good people at the Association of Alternative Weeklies, I had the chance to
get grilled have a lively conversation Friday afternoon about my Texas Observer story on former KBR trucker Preston Wheeler.
I'd already been following their "How I Got That Story" live chat series, so it was great to be able to join in with my old editor Jake Bernstein. "Private Trauma" took AAN's 2008 award for feature writing in under-50,000 circulation papers, and you can check out the archived live chat on AAN's site.
Thanks to Julia Goldberg at AAN for making this happen!