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‘So close, and yet so far out.’
Tuesday, 14 Jun, 2011
‘So close, and yet so far out.’

In South Austin, there is a seriously cool motel called the Austin Motel. The rooms are themed around beloved icons – Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis, for example. I know couples who spend the weekend there once in a while, even though they live in a different part of town. The people that stay are interesting, the courtyard and […]

Far too hot
Tuesday, 24 Aug, 2010
Far too hot

I live in Austin. That means August and September are the equivalent of living inside a furnace. Going outside means your eyes get blinded by the white hot sun, and your skin slowly burns. I live in loose, abbreviated clothing – jeans get put away from June til October as do normal shoes.
I can’t complain […]

ProductCamp Austin
Saturday, 27 Mar, 2010
ProductCamp Austin

I’m here in ProductCamp in Austin – an UNconference focused on bringing products to markets strategically, by offering workshops by peers who work inside of organizations and know the skinny.
I’ve been here an hour, and already have met my goals: I’ve spoken with a few folks who follow my work and had questions (who knew?); […]

Music in Austin
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009
Music in Austin

One of the wonderful things about living in Austin is the music. I’m a crazy blues fanatic, so this is THE place for blues. We actually have about 100 live music venues a night – a night! – so if you like blues (and other music and movies and dance and literary events and football […]

Rain
Thursday, 13 Aug, 2009
Rain

I live in Austin Texas. The weather is mostly lovely, until August when it becomes a furnace. We suffer for eight weeks to delight in a temperate climate the rest of the year.
This year we’ve had problems: it’s been triple digits since May. Unbearably hot and humid. And to make matters worse, we’re also having a frightening draught. My […]