Category: Austin

  • Our Chief Schemer Has Left Us

    Our Chief Schemer Has Left Us

    Can I tell you a story? About eight years ago I was at a meetup when I stumbled across an amazing business card on the counter at the venue. The card was witty and clever, but it was more than that. I could tell that the person behind the card was creative, bold, an irrepressible […]

  • BrainstormATX: The Little Conference that Could

    BrainstormATX: The Little Conference that Could

    Austin is the “Live Music Capitol of the World.” However, I’m convinced we have more writers in this city than we have musicians. The problem is, authors aren’t as visible as musicians, and we tend to be more introverted, so people don’t realize how many writers there actually are in Austin. Making matters worse, for a city as […]

  • Building a Community of Writers in Austin

    Building a Community of Writers in Austin

    You can’t go more than about 10 feet in Austin without bumping into a writer. They call our city the “Live Music Capitol of the World” but in reality, I think we have more writers and authors than musicians these days.

  • Afternoon stroll

    Afternoon stroll

    Today I upgraded my iPhone to a 5s, and I took it along when I walked my dog to try out the camera. Here’s just a taste of the beauty I encountered in a mile-long walk around my neighborhood.

  • Random Encounters

    Random Encounters

    You can’t ever be sure if making the wrong turn actually will become the right turn. Today over lunch I needed to run by the post office to mail something to my colleague Dan, and then swing by Target for a few items I needed before the weekend. As I pulled out of my driveway, I […]

  • Oops!

    Blogging challenges are difficult at the best of times.

  • WordCamp ATX… that’s a wrap!

    WordCamp ATX… that’s a wrap!

    After many months of planning, hours of conversations, dozens of emails and private blog (p2) posts, lots of small tasks, hard work, and a pint here and there, WordCamp ATX 2014 is finally over. It’s a lot of fun and not a little effort to put on a WordCamp. When it’s a two and a half day […]

  • WordCamp Austin: Day the First

    WordCamp Austin: Day the First

    WordCamp Austin was a massive success today. 400 people attended, and we had packed sessions, great conversations, fun and games, and learning galore. People got help with their websites, attendees learned about WordPress security, theming, and coding,