Re: CHAT: even more Texas weirdness [was Re: CHAT: Californian secessionists] [was Re: Liking G
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, October 7, 2001, 17:31|
Quoting J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>:
> In a message dated 06.10.2001 12:14:28 PM, trwier@MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
> >Weird! So did I! What highschool did you attend? Memorial?
> >Stratford? Westchester?
Oh, okay. That's about half a mile from where my family lives.
I went to Stratford.
> I went to two years of Spring Woods Senior High, then got myself
> transferred to the H.S. for Performing & Visual Arts (HSPVA, a.k.a. the
> High School for Perverted & Vulgar Acts, hehe...)
> Being way too mischievious, feisty & plain ornery*, I was too much
> trouble at Spring Woods:
Spring Woods still has that reputation, you know.
> >That makes three of us on this list that have attended
> >Spring Branch schools: you, me and Yoon, I believe. It's
> >a small, small world.
> Perhaps this upbringing in such an assbackwards area of Houston,
It was pretty ass-backwards back then, true, when it was right
on the edge of town. Because the city has grown so explosively
in the last 15 years -- from around 3m to 4.7m -- the edge of
high population density areas has moved about five to ten miles
west of us, so that we are now practically fully urban. (And
Springbranch is still 17 miles from downtown.)
Thomas Wier <trwier@...>
"If a man demands justice, not merely as an abstract concept,
but in setting up the life of a society, and if he holds, further,
that within that society (however defined) all men have equal rights,
then the odds are that his views, sooner rather than later, are going
to set something or someone on fire." Peter Green, in _From Alexander
to Actium_, on Spartan king Cleomenes III