Monthly Archives: August 2017

Making Welcome Kits for Harvey Evacuees!

One more reason to love Austin–Mayor Steve Adler has called on fellow Austinites to welcome Hurricane  Harvey to the city with Welcome Kits–for people and pets! The project is in conjunction with Austin Disaster Relief Network. The mayor has asked … Continue reading

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Bright & Dark Side of Hurricane Harvey

So. Hurricane Harvey is officially a record-breaking storm, dumping more than 50-inches or rain, with more to come. Most of the stories of people coming together to help are a bright spot in the pouring rain–stories of everyday citizens stepping up, taking … Continue reading

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And the rain keeps coming . . . What happened, what’s happening & how you can help

In what the National Weather Service called an event “unprecedented and all impacts are unknown and beyond anything experienced,” referring to Hurricane Harvey. And the impact is not over. After Category 4 Hurricane Harvey hit Houston Friday, the winds may have … Continue reading

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Wail Away at your Keyboard: How to Build Your Audience

Well, we’re facing down a hurricane (again) and I can’t help but notice how the news coverage influences our behavior. What they (the news crews) are doing, is developing an audience in an ever shrinking pool of availability. If you’re … Continue reading

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When your brain is killing you . . . and what to do about it

If there’s one word to describe 2017, it’s “Sigh.” At least in 2016 we had outrage. Staying outraged every day is exhausting, and ultimately, unsustainable. In global-national-and-personal proportions. I know I tend toward melancholy. When I’m not striking up conversations … Continue reading

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The Naked Truth: What to do when your dog eats the house . . .

When I got home yesterday, my little blue border collie came running up, ears back, tail between his legs. “Uh oh,” I said, “what did you do?” “He tore up the onion field,” Chap said, shucking off his leather work … Continue reading

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Pecked to death by a duck

  Two of the five boys who live across the river paddled their canoe over to ask me if they could “take my dog”—these are the same kids that caused me to have to swim over to retrieve my border … Continue reading

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