I just moved a fridge from a neighbor’s house to mine three blocks away—by pushing it on a dolly.



Congratulations to Class of 2016. Tonight, at The University of Texas at Austin, the annual commencement on the Main Mall culminates four, five, six, seven, maybe eight years of academic work in a festive ceremony, complete with fireworks.

The Mall is ready.


Chicken and Pancakes

Chicken and Pancakes, Kerbey Lane, Austin, TX

Chicken and Pancakes, Kerbey Lane, Austin, TX

On their summer menu, Kerbey Lane Cafe is featuring chicken and pancakes: Two cinnamon-beignet pancakes topped with fried chicken breast pieces with a maple buffalo sauce and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

The History of 51st and I-35

Texas is planning on installing their first modern roundabout on an Interstate frontage road near me, at 51st and I-35. Just east of the intersection is my development, the old Austin airport, that will at full build house ~10,000 people and employ ~10,000 people. The development includes big box retail, the area’s children’s hospital, medical research campus, “town center” walkable commercial, etc.

Per TxDOT, the traffic load for the intersection being rebuilt is projected to increase so much by 2020 that they would need to build a triple left-turn lane to keep it flowing under the traditional model. Instead, the propose adding an Interstate bypass lane for frontage road traffic not needing 51st St access and a roundabout that looks pretty intelligent at first look.

This intersection, though, has seen a lot of changes over the year, mostly negatively impacting the intersection. Read More


Bevo XIV, the mascot of the Texas Longhorns died in his sleep. He started his reign during my time at UT and presided over much success for the University—both in athletics and academics.

In an era where very few schools have “live” mascots, I’m glad that UT continues the tradition. RIP Bevo XIV.

UPDATE: I really do think of the Aggies as a brother. Get annoyed with them sometimes, but really do love them at the end of the day.