Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saying Goodbye is Never Easy: The Last Chapter of the Cactus Cafe and Griff Luneburg, in the Austin Chronicle

I was never so happy as when I was a bartender, working with Griff Luneburg, Mary Ganzon, Jay Whitley, and the rest of the gang at the Cactus Cafe, UT campus, Austin, Texas--being a literature/cultural studies professor is ok but being a cantinero rocked! I worked there and in the Texas Union from 1982-84, and in the summer of 1987, as a bartender/barrista. Recently, the University of Texas went another way and the legendary Luneberg found himself out of the director's chair there for the first time in decades. Long live Griff! Best wishes, old chum!

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