Monthly Archives: November 2007

FAMILY REUNION – Weekly Summary for Active Rain “Family Ties” Group – 11/30/07

Tweet As most of you may already be aware,  I co-founded a group called Family Ties back in September, along with my friend Adam Waldman.  This group is currently moderated by me, Adam, and Paul Slaybaugh.  The group was started about two and a half months ago, and we continue to grow at a nice pace.  We went…

All of America Wants to Know: Who Will Be Jason Crouch’s 100th Associate on Active Rain?

Tweet   I have been slowly watching this scenario emerge for the past week or so.  I heard mention of it on drivetime radio.  I saw a story on page three of the Wall Street Journal.  Andy Rooney talked about it on "60 Minutes' this past Sunday.  At last, the day has come.  Sure, the…

Bragging on My Son and A Dance Party, too! Can it Get any Better?

Tweet  We have been working with my eight-year old son on something called Marathon Kids in an effort to get more exercise for him (and for us, too).  The goal of Marathon Kids is to run increments of a marathon over several months and work on endurance and making running a part of your everyday…

Support our Troops!

Tweet Let’s Say Thanks! Let’s join our voices here at Active Rain and Support our Troops and LetsSayThanks and send a quick post card from you and your families! Joan Whitebrook challenged us all to do our part and post within our own communities and send a postcard to our troops! Xerox has made this…

Connections are Important

Tweet I had been thinking lately about the sheer array of entertainment options available to all of us in this country, especially when it comes to television.  I am not a huge TV watcher, but I do spend some time in front of the tube.  There are a few shows that I do keep up…

Survivor: Active Rain

Tweet I was thinking about Active Rain and its similarities to some of the competitive reality shows that I have seen over the years.  I am not really a fan of "Survivor" by the way – I think I saw the second season, and now they are on season 38 or somewhere in that range.  I…

Cavalcade of Crouch Christmas Characters

Tweet I hope that you decided to click on this one because of the incredibly clever alliteration that I used in the title above.  I heard once that this helps make things more memorable.  Just ask Chubby Checker or Tiny Tim – they know. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my house. …

Links In The Active Rain Chain (Jason Crouch)

Tweet My good friend Adam Waldman has started an interesting experiment on Active Rain in yet another effort to "pay it forward" and to learn about other bloggers that we may not know yet.  In a nutshell, at one point we were discussing Amazon.com and the fact that they always recommend other products when you are…

What Can I Buy in the Austin, Texas Area for $1 Million?

Tweet In this week's portion of my series about the affordability and desirability of Austin real estate, this week I focus on homes priced just under $1 Million:   This terrific Stadler custom home built in 2004 is located on a one acre lot in west Austin.  It features over 5000 square feet, with 5 bedrooms, 4…

FAMILY REUNION – Weekly Summary for Active Rain “Family Ties” Group – 11/23/07

Tweet As most of you may already be aware,  I co-founded a group called Family Ties back in September, along with my friend Adam Waldman.  This group is currently moderated by me, Adam, and Paul Slaybaugh.  This is the sixth weekly recap for the group.    The group was started about nine weeks ago, and we continue to…