Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Back from Texas

It was wonderful to see a plurality of our readership at the final R-K bar mitzvah in Austin this week. Strange to visit Austin after eighteen months. It feels so much like going home, but of course it isn't. Best wishes to Lola, VA, and Lilia as they tear up the TSHA meetings in Corpus. I was just talking to Lola while snow was coming down here. She was looking at palm trees.

She and I pretty much saw the primary through the same media, though. There's been a video of a mariachi band doing a corrido about Barack Obama making the e-mail rounds lately. Now, an online magazine called Reason has an interview with fellow anthropologist Margaret Dorsey. Dorsey wrote a book on political pachangas in South Texas and has interesting things to say about the Obama corrido.