Last Saturday, I and about 70 other folks spent the day in a Jiffy Lube turned home turned event venue off Greenville Avenue talking about “ideas worth spreading” related to education. The brainchild of Jack Vroom (proprietor of said home), TEDxRadEd pushed the concept of the independently organized TED event to a new level. Most […]
We had a BIG storm last night here in the DFW area. While there were tornadoes and hail damage and some injuries, our area managed to come out fairly well. That said, it was the scariest storm situation I can remember in the last ten years in Dallas. It was the first time we’d ever […]
Sad news today, as federal Weed & Seed funding is running out for the Ferguson Road Initiative (FRI) and numerous other communities around the country. FRI holds a special place in my heart, partly because of the good work it does to improve my neighborhood, but largely because it was a major inspiration for the neighborhood […]
While doing the weekly-ish grocery shopping at the Lakewood Whole Foods this morning, I realized that I am totally over Central Market, which used to be my favorite grocer. First, a bit of context: Because we live in an area of town where grocers fear to tread, we have to drive a minimum of five […]
Obviously, I think a lot about cities and the way that neighborhoods and suburbs interact. I didn’t catch on first listen to the most recent Son Volt album, but apparently Jay Farrar does too. “Exurbia” by Son Volt. From The Search.