No girls allowed on one Austin country radio station

This post was updated Sept. 21 to include rankings from Rolling Stone and Billboard rankings of country albums in 2016. Though I am mainly a classic rock fan, I enjoy country music, too. And I can sum up a sizeable chunk of country radio airplay here in Austin in one sentiment, it seems: Bro to… Continue reading No girls allowed on one Austin country radio station


My thoughts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Harvey has apparently left the Austin area but is wreaking havoc in Houston where many of my co-workers live. Here's some things I noticed during a weekend of heavy rain: ◊ Why were flags flying? Both Texas and American flags were on flagpoles—and nearly ripped off of them—over the weekend as the storm came through.… Continue reading My thoughts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Facts and numbers I find interesting—and you might, too

I was eating pizza with my wife the other day, and as we sat in the restaurant, an interesting stat scrolled across the bottom of the TV: According to ESPN, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been "hit or sacked 922 times since ... 2011. Second during that span is Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson at 615." Two… Continue reading Facts and numbers I find interesting—and you might, too

10 Texas vacation observations

I took a day off from work recently to spend time with my wife over a long weekend. We went to a local resort on the edge of town—we didn't go very far away—to try to save money. Key word: try. My mind never shuts off, for better or worse, so here's some things I… Continue reading 10 Texas vacation observations