Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Finding Companionship in Your 80s: A Love Story

5 Comments 23 July 2014

My grandmother drinking a margarita for the first time in her life “This man started chatting me up in the parking lot,” my grandmother called to tell me this past Saturday. “Man, did he like to talk a lot. He’s 87 too.”  I wasn’t sure where she was going with this. “Anyway, he asked me [...]

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Featured, Travel

Reasons Why You Should Travel by Train

10 Comments 09 July 2014

I’ve clocked 125 hours on the train in the past ten months. Ninety-six of those hours were spent on a single trip from Austin, Texas, to Syracuse, New York. The train became my preferred form of travel after flying started setting off all kinds of anxiety alarms. The experience of going to the airport and [...]

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Austin, Featured

Please Support the Austin Zoo and Sanctuary After Recent Robbery

3 Comments 07 July 2014

Babe, a former 4H project and survivor of the slaughterhouse  When I first moved to Austin, an ignorant fool told me that the city had a zoo, but all it boasted were “some goats you can feed.” This equally ignorant fool believed the unfactual statement, thought that feeding goats couldn’t possibly be fun (oh boy, [...]

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Austin, Featured

Reasons Why Austin is the Best Place Ever

18 Comments 01 July 2014

I stopped reading Vice last year after I spotted an article titled “The Woman Who Trains Dogs to Have Sex with Humans” on my Facebook feed, so I haven’t actually read the infamous “Reasons Why Austin is the Worst Place Ever” article that wafted through the Internet last week. I did, however, read many of [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life, Travel

Stories of Strangers on the Train: The Veteran

1 Comment 26 June 2014

I met a lot of people on my recent 96-hour train trip. I shared a story about the old man who looked like the main character in Up. He was traveling to Chicago from San Antonio, heartbroken after arriving the day after his sister had passed away. He was tiny and had an infectious giggle. Though [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life, Travel

Stories of Strangers on the Train: The Old Man

5 Comments 18 June 2014

Last week, I took a 48-hour train trip from Austin to New York. Some of you have been following my adventures on social media (thanks for coming along for the ride!), but I wanted to share some more stories on my blog from the tracks. Amtrak didn’t pick me for their Amtrak Residency, so I [...]

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Austin, Featured, Social Media

Big Ol’ Divorce Yard Sale!

4 Comments 09 June 2014

Yesterday I came across this sign near my house: I took a photo of it on Instagram and it got a lot of shares and comments. Who doesn’t appreciate a sense of humor when it comes to tragedy? I discovered that the creator of the flyer is a man who goes by the name America [...]

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Blogging, Featured, Social Media

Do You Feel Sad When People Don’t Hit ‘Like’ on Your Posts? That’s Normal.

4 Comments 04 June 2014

source here I told myself that the second I was no longer a poor, starving artist, I would order a subscription to the New York Times Weekender. At 30 years of age, I can proudly say that I’m no longer poor or starving, and I guess the artist part could be argued as well. However, [...]

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