Postcards from the frozen tundra of Austin, Texas


On February 14, 2021, a winter storm unlike anything I've ever seen before descended upon the shorts-wearing, taco-loving, generally good-natured city of Austin, Texas. We knew it was coming. The week prior, we all laughed at the predictions in our weather apps. More snow? Ha! Single digit temps? Ha! Ice on the roads? Yeah, okay, that happens. But no one was expecting what came next: no power, no...

30 For 30: Day 2


Today's photo is of my coworker and friend, Martta, on a very rare snowy day in Austin, Texas in 2010. I chose the photo not for the snow, or the fact that you're 65% more likely to click on a photo containing a woman than anything else, but rather for the camera that took it. In those days, real cameras still took better pictures than the iPhone in your pocket. I remember...

You are cordially invited to...



The Vinestead Universe