Monthly Archives: October 2007

Family Fun in Austin, Texas

Tweet Austin was named #1 on the list of "Best Cities for Relocating Families" last year by Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation, and with good reason.  There is so much fun stuff for families to do here.  With thanks to my beautiful wife, who helped me compile this list, I wanted to give some examples in…

Active Rain Friendships – Letters Across Time

Tweet Please bear with me as the point of this post will take some time to develop, but I think you will appreciate it.   I recently watched a movie on cable with my wife called "The Lake House" with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves.  I didn't honestly expect to like it very much, although…

Halloween Memories – Childhood to the Present (Not as Long as it Sounds)

Tweet I was thinking about Halloween today, since we have some neighbors who seem to be seriously over-the-top with their decor for this "holiday".  My wife informed me that they had placed rubber heads on pikes on either side of their sidewalk.  Sure enough, there are some relatively lifelike severed heads there, not too far…

It’s Called Active Rain, not Passive Rain

Tweet I was thinking today about the Active Rain community, and about how much it has become a part of my life.  I have made some solid friends already, as well as receiving a few referrals and one sale, all in under three months in the "Rain".  So, what else is there to say? I…

Members Only

Tweet I wonder if you clicked on this post thinking that it referred to the "Members Only" setting for blog posts.  Well, I'll get to that in a minute, but first I wanted to talk about the 80's mystique of Members Only jackets.  I was talking to my wife Pam about these jackets earlier today.  I…

Most Entertaining Restaurant Review Ever? EZ’s on Lamar – Austin, Texas

Tweet Last night, I took my family to EZ's Restaurant on North Lamar about a block north of 38th Street, just across the street from the H-E-B Central Market shopping area.  This is a fun restaurant for the whole family, and the kids actually liked it so much, they asked if we could return again today.  Not…

Human sacrifice, cats and dogs living together. Mass hysteria! – LIFE WITH A TODDLER

Tweet Okay, so maybe it’s not that bad. However, life with three energetic kids (one of whom is a very verbal 19-month old girl) is sometimes quite challenging. I have been spending more time around the house lately, since we have some family issues that I have addressed elsewhere on my blog.  Maybe that last…

Update on my mother-in-law Jackie and my friend David

Tweet I recently wrote two personal posts that have generated a lot of sincere concern from my Active Rain friends: A Day of Clarity for my Family (about my mother-in-law Jackie) and My Friend David (about a dear friend battling cancer for the second time this year) Since I have received a good number of phone calls, private…

Family Reunion – Weekly Wrapup for “Family Ties” Active Rain Group – 10/26/07

Tweet As many of you may already be aware,  I founded a group called Family Ties about a month ago, along with Adam Waldman.  This is the second recap for the group.  Here is the first, in case you missed it: “Family Reunion” – New Weekly Recap of Family Ties AR Group – First Edition  …

What Can I Buy in the Austin, Texas Area for $650,000 – $700,000? WOW!

Tweet As part of my continuing series of articles demonstrating how affordable and exciting the Austin real estate market really is, I focus my gaze today on properties in the $700,000 range (or a little less).  Come walk with me, won't you?   This Beautiful House on 3.75 acres provides more than ample privacy! One-of-a-kind…