It’s More Than The Kitchen Table

Our 2020 vision needs to be bigger than that.

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There is a towering silver-trunked crepe myrtle, a much-loved tree in Austin and in Texas, outside my kitchen window. I see it from where I sit at a caramel-colored cherrywood drop-leaf with carved legs and a lovely sheen. A table perfect in its beauty but also its function, expanding with leaves to seat eight. I remember the thrifter’s glee I had when I hunted…