What a crazy spring this has been! Lacking both topics and motivation, I haven’t written any blog entries for a long time. But, this is a diary after all, so documenting our 2020 COVID-19 experiences seems appropriate.Continue reading
Here’s a round-up of new(-ish) things to see and do in downtown Austin…Continue reading
Dockless scooters and bikes have arrived in Austin.
Here’s a quick look at my top five favorite Austin events from the past year. There are lots of good memories from 2016, but like many other people, I’m glad to move on. Here’s to a happy and healthy New Year!
Bill observed that I hadn’t been writing much about what it’s like to live in downtown Austin, so let me answer some of the questions that I’m asked most often…
As 2015 comes to an end, I looked back through my blog entries and picked out my favorite activities over the past twelve months. Austin is certainly not boring! There’s a festival, race, or big-name concert nearly every weekend, and lots of local live music every single night. So, here’s my Top Five picks for 2015…
For many years now, the City of Austin has been encouraging recycling for residents and businesses. Single-stream recycling makes compliance even easier since items do not need to be sorted first. Now even pedestrians can do their part in the downtown area, thanks to a new initiative called Recycling on the Go.
To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, Bill and I walked over to our beloved local indie, BookPeople. In existence since 1970, the current store is located at the corner of Lamar and Sixth Street. With the nearby Whole Foods, Waterloo Records, 24 Diner, Counter Cafe, and Amy’s Ice Cream, this area is a fun destination and an easy one-mile walk from our apartment.
In an effort to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion, the city of Austin has a new initiative called Don’t Block the Box. Texas state law stipulates that “you should wait to enter an intersection until you are sure you can make it all the way through,” but this law was not really enforced here. In March, signs were installed at four key intersections on Cesar Chavez, and the public was warned. Now tickets are being issued. This initiative will be expanded to other gridlock-prone intersections in the near future.