There are discoveries to be made on the way to any destination, if you're on the lookout.
Where Old Typewriters Go to Die
Why do writers have such a love-hate relationship with their writing devices?
Strong at the Broken Places
One of Ernest Hemingway's most enduring pieces of writing still inspires.
Twelve Ways to Get Enveloped in Big Bend
There are thousands of ways to get enveloped by Big Bend National Park in Texas. Here are just a dozen.
When Mothers Have Other Priorities
These five books on mothers and daughters helped me clarify my own mother's priorities.
Life and Death in The Bend
The endless loop of nature's cycle plays out in Big Bend National Park, Texas.
The Three Critical Blogging Chores You’ve Probably Ignored
There are three essential—and easy—chores necessary to maintain your blog's good health.
The Intricacies of Entanglement
The unintended consequences of hiding are worth exploring, as I'm doing while writing my novel-in-progress.
Whitley’s Went. Then Came A Tower.
An 18-story tower arises from a humble print shop in downtown Austin.
Capturing a Fish Frenzy
When things never stop moving, there's an iPhone app for that.
Requirements for Writing Fiction
Required prerequisite for fiction writers: Embrace your dual gifts.
Turning Silver at the Saxon
How does a beloved Austin music icon thrive for 25 years in a city on growth steroids?
Shameless Photos of Dog in Motion (Mine)
Photos of dogs and cats online are the internet's joke to self. Except when the pet's your own.
Pampas Grass in Motion
It sways, it shimmers, it makes a magnetic shape-shifting tableau against a darkening summer sky.
Photos at Dawn? Sure, Give Me a Balcony and My Coffee
Early morning light has its devotees, but requires an exacting price. Is the coffee on yet?
Lily Pads Afloat
The sometimes mysterious behavior of flora we admire is hidden from view.
Eureka! I Found a Workaround for the Utterly Awful WordPress Reader
Don't suffer with the inadequate WordPress.com Reader a moment longer. Here's how to follow your favorites in Feedly.
What I Like About Photography
Take a walk and keep your iPhone handy, because there's always another picture around the bend.
Marking the Memory
Not every photograph can be a masterpiece. Sometimes marking the memory is enough.
Why Kill Two Birds With One Stone?
You can express yourself much more elegantly, and much less violently, with some alternatives to an antiquated idiom.