Category Archives: Austin

Home to the Armadillo…Once Again

I feel like I’ve just returned from an extended journey through the past: I just finished reading Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir, by Eddie Wilson with Jesse Sublett. Replete with scads of the incredible artwork by the Armadillo Art Squad … Continue reading

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“Only a River Gonna Make Things Right…”

Walking alongside a river, large or small, always revitalizes me in mind, body, and spirit. The water restores my soul, the walking invigorates my body, and I swear sometimes, I can smell life-giving vapors rising off the surface to saturate … Continue reading

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Trajectory Towards Transformation: Part 5 — Selling 1701 Dexter

“Have you listed your house yet?” People we knew had been peppering us with that question for months, starting as soon as we would mention possibly selling and moving. “No…” I would start to say, and then patiently explain that selling it would … Continue reading

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Trajectory Towards Transformation: Part 2…but Where?

Continued from Part 1 So we found ourselves ready for the basics of the that first big step: sell the Austin house (should be no problem), pay off almost all our debts, and buy another house elsewhere. Now, it was … Continue reading

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Trajectory Towards Transformation: Part 1 — Time to Go!

I’ve been telling anyone who asks about our move, “We’re on a trajectory towards transformation.” So what does that phrase mean anyway? Well, trajectory implies a launching of some sort, an arc to overcome obstacles, be they walls, mountains, rivers, … Continue reading

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a Quantum State of Home

or How Can We Live in 2 Places at Once When We’re Really Nowhere At All? (with no apologies to Firesign Theater— just a tip of the hat) I’ve been woefully absent from this back porch blog awhile now. Have you missed me? … Continue reading

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Creative Mornings Manifesto — illustrated!

Creative Mornings has a written manifesto that summarizes the beliefs that drive our members as well as the organization itself. We kick off every monthly Creative Mornings Austin (CMATX) meeting with a reading of this statement, our “pledge of allegiance” of … Continue reading

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