Category Archives: Austin

My First Tattoo: A Semicolon

Today I got my first tattoo. Why did I select a semicolon for my first tattoo? They’ve always been my favorite punctuation, ever since an English teacher showed me how to use them properly. It felt like esoteric knowledge. It felt like being let into a secret club of writers and I’ve never really stopped writing. […]

My SXSW Preview (on Firedoglake)

I’ll be covering SXSW Interactive for Firedoglake over the next 5 days. My coverage will focus on the intersection of technology and politics. Here’s my preview with selected highlights from the conference: SXSW Interactive is world-renowned as a place where startup companies strike the deals that make them successful, where cutting edge mobile apps are launched, […]

Tents Up for Occupy Austin Eviction Anniversary

On February 3, 2012 Occupy Austin was evicted from their City Hall encampment which they held for nearly 5 months. On the one year anniversary we gathered again to honor that day and our first home. I wrote about it for Firedoglake: Austin’s occupation gathered again at their first home to honor the day and […]

Feministe Vigilante Gangs Vs. Anti-Choice Bigots (Firedoglake)

Late in January I covered the Texas Rally for Life, the record breaking anti-abortion protest at the State Capitol, and the tiny counterprotest against it: Austin’s Feminist Vigilante Gang. From the article on Firedoglake: Make no mistake, this was a family affair — parents and children stood alongside entire Boy Scout troops, priests and nuns […]