A Free Range Human

Loyal readers of Nerd’s Eye View have probably noticed that things have been a little slow around here lately. There’s a reason for that — I’ve had a “job” for just under two months. With the brief exception of my trip to Texas for SxSW, I’ve been reporting for duty almost every morning at 9am …
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Raven Stops the Gossip

A long time ago, a very, very long time ago, clams had feet. They could walk everywhere — just like everybody else. And they were kind of nosy and extremely curious. They were especially interested in humans. You’d be getting home from work and the clams, they’d be watching while you told your family about …
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Big Ideas About Texas

After just a few days in Austin, I think I know what Texas is like. I’m probably wrong, but what the hell. Here’s my list of Texas generalizations: Texans are a boot wearing people, even when it’s warm there are guys wandering around with their jeans tucked into their boots. The gals seem more practical, …
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SxSW: That Was a Very Good Day

Morning: Up early, I caught the bus and went to join the crew of World Hum for breakast at Jo’s. The coffee at Jo’s was the best I’ve had in Austin so far — though admittedly, that’s not saying much, the bar is pretty low. Fortified on “migas” — tortilla scram, really — and other …
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Sleepless in Austin

My Austin neighborhood is really lovely, the houses are a nice selection of brick and stucco, Spanish style with wrought iron features, arcaded entryways, complicated split windows and twisted pillars holding up balconies. Sprawling trees line the street and the trees are full of birds singing songs I do not recognize. Something sounds like a …
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Travelbloggers Represent @ SxSW

It’s hugely exciting to have had the opportunity to speak about travelblogging at SxSW, but it’s possible that the most existing moment during Blog Highways was when we walked into the room and found it full to overflowing. My partner, Sheila Scarborough and I, could not have been more delighted with the turn out. Travelbloggers, …
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