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Activism Can Work: Let’s Show Rick Perry What Texas Women Really Want


 wendy davis

photo via Daily Kos

 Shortly after I left my career in Hollywood, I worked at a very well-known and “vibrant” anti-war non-profit organization. Feeling as though I had not helped the future of mankind in any way while working in the film business, I wanted to “make a difference”.

The organization I worked for was famous for their very vocal protests which often led them to being on the news… and the butt of many jokes. We were guided by intelligent women who honed their activism skills in the ’60s; these women were, and still are, tough, passionate and to the point.

After being threatened multiple times and part of protests that seemed to go nowhere, I became disillusioned with active activism. I realized my passion for what they were fighting for was not the same (though I’m anti-war, I began thinking that the power of anti-war activism of the ’60s is very different today).

So for the past few years, I’ve mostly been a slacker activist. I never kidded myself that (more…)


Photographing Austin

Another freelance article about the best photo ops in Austin…but this one got rejected.
So, f you. I’m putting it up on my blog.
(If you find this post boring, I don’t blame you. I was bored writing it. Taking the pictures was fun though! I will have new material up this week, I think? I HOPE!)

Let the cheese begin…

Mount Bonnell
Location: 3800 Mount Bonnell Drive Austin, TX 78731

Why not say “I love you” with a breathtaking panoramic view of Austin? Mount Bonnell, located roughly fifteen minutes from downtown Austin, is the spot that lovebirds have been flocking to since the 1800’s. It’s secluded location and beautiful views of Lake Austin make it a great place to get a little ol’ fashion necking in or take snapshots with your honey. Due to it’s expansive and scenic backdrop, the park has also been a popular destination spot for photographing marriage proposals. If the sights don’t win your girl over, just point to any of the multi-million dollar homes in the area and promise (more…)