"...My favorite Texas book of the year is Carolyn Osborn's memoir Durations (Wings Press). She writes of a Tennessee childhood cut short when her mother is institutionalized after being diagnosed with schizophrenia..."
"..."I ain't here for durations, I'm just taking vacations. And tell him fuck him. I never loved him and salutations." – Kahron Spearman..."
"...“I ain’t here for durations, I’m just taking vacations. And tell him fuck him. I never loved him and salutations.”..."
"...– Locking Up Our Own Michael Frank – The Mighty Franks Kinky Friedman ¶ Mary Lou Sullivan – Everything's Bigger in Texas: The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman Elias Friedman – The Dogist Puppies Kenny Fries – In the Province of the Gods Sarah Gerard – Sunshine State Fany Gerson – Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories Greg Garrett – Living With the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse Bárbara Renaud González – Las Nalgas de JLo Barbara González Cigarroa – A Mexican Dream: and Other Compositions Stephanie Elizondo Griest – All the Agents and Saints Kate Harding & Samhita Mukhopadhyay – Nasty Women Meredith Hindley – Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle For North Africa in World War II Roger D. Hodge – Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands Skip Hollandsworth – The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer Chuck Holley – A Perfectly Good Guitar Michael Hurd – Thursday Night Lights Samantha Irby – We Are Never Meeting in Real Life Walter Isaacson – Leonardo da Vinci Scaachi Koul – One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter Lee Daniel Kravitz – Strange Contagion Paula Lavigne & Mark Schlabach – Violated Cynthia Levinson & Sanford Levinson – Fault Lines in the Constitution Randolph Lewis – Under Surveillance: Being Watched in Modern America Lauren Markham – The Far Away Brothers Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich – The Fact of a Body Larry McGuire & Tom Moorman – Elizabeth Street Café Maryn McKenna – Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats Edward McPherson – The History of the Future Adrian Miller – The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas Donna Marie Miller – The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk Ella Morton – Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Liza Mundy – Code Girls Eileen Myles – Afterglow Alexis Okeowo – A Moonless, Starless Sky Carolyn Osborn – Durations: A Memoir and Personal Essays Elena Passarello – Animals Strike Curious Poses Raj Patel – A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things Sarah Penrod – Urban Cowgirl Benjamin Percy – The Dark Net Anne Helen Petersen – Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman Kristen Radtme – Imagine Wanting Only This Dan Rather – What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism Patricia Roberts-Miller – Demagoguery and Democracy José Antonio Rodríguez – House Built on Ashes: A Memoir Joel Salcido – Spirit of Tequila Mike Scalise – The Brand New Catastrophe William Schwalbe – Books for Living Jared Yates Sexton – The People Are Going to Rise Like Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage Kathleen Shafer – Marfa: The Transformation of a West Texas Town Jim Shepard – The Tunnel at the End of the Light Gail Simmons – Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating Leslie Stein – Present Deanne Stillman – Blood Brothers Amy L..."
"...Time for Travis County Senators Kirk Watson and Donna Campbell to start fundraising: After this mornings drawing of straws for Texas Senate term durations, both are running for re-election in 2014...."
"...Rotating outages are controlled, temporary interruptions of electric service, typically lasting 10-45 minutes per neighborhood. The locations and durations are determined by the local utilities..."
"...Filmmakers of all shapes, sizes, stripes, makes, models, genres, durations, ages, backgrounds, creeds, colors, and technologies, come forth: South by Southwest Film 06 wants your work. Initially, at least..."
"...Since most of the millennium stories have been about doom and gloom, it seems appropriate to end this tale on a positive note. One source says that according to Buddhist scripture, the Japanese term mappo or Chinese term mo-fa is the "last age of the teaching." It has various historical intervals ranging from durations of 500 to 10,000 years, including specific intervals of 1,000, 1,500, 2,000, 2,500, and 5,000 years..."
"...Southern California sits upon fault lines that will, sooner or later, generate massive quakes that will cripple production capacities for a long time. What happens to the American economy if it loses, say, 10-15% of its GNP capacity in less than a minute (the durations of most quakes)? What would that do to America as a world power, not to mention the world's economy (or what's left of it)? A major L.A..."