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A Long Walk Home: Writer Walks from Galveston to Marfa

There are a lot of transplants in Houston as of late. And in general these days people don’t often tend to stay in one place for long.ÂSo the decision to settle down for good – and choosing where – can be a weighty one. Such was the case for Texas writer Joshua Edwards who took […]

There are a lot of transplants in Houston as of late. And in general these days people don’t often tend to stay in one place for long.ÂSo the decision to settle down for good – and choosing where – can be a weighty one.

Such was the case for Texas writer Joshua Edwards who took to a fairly extreme measure to mark such an occasion in his life. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty explains how Edwards walked some 600 miles from Kemah — on Galveston Island — to the plot of land in Marfa, Texas, where he and his wife plan to build a house.

Edwards decided to chronicle the journey by setting the alarm on his watch for one-hour intervals and taking a photo each hour of what he saw around him. He’s released a collection of those photos simply called “Photographs Taken At One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa.” The book is part of a larger art project calledÂArchitecture for Travelers.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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