Monthly Archives: March 2016

Profile Response: Tanya Hall, Greenleaf Book Group, Austin, TX

Tanya Hall worked in television in Los Angeles and flipped a few houses up the property ladder, but she wanted to find a tighter community for her two daughters to grow up. After visiting friends in the Hill Country, Tanya … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Cynthia Beeman and Friends, Austin, TX

Cynthia Beeman values the past. Her home is filled with antiques, each of which has a familial story. She studied history at Texas Tech and spent her career at the Texas Historical Commission. After retirement, Cynthia co-founded the Ruth Winegarten … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Alan Graham, Community First, Austin, TX

“The problem of homelessness is not Obama’s, it’s ours.” For 18 years, Alan Graham’s ministry, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, has provided food, clothing, health products, and social activities to Austin’s homeless. “The old model of service was based on scarcity. … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Austin Kessler, Austin, TX

I will never forget the first time I met Austin Kessler. He was eating an apple in the cafeteria at University High School cafeteria in Norman, Oklahoma in 1971. He took a few big bites, crunching through the skin. But … Continue reading

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Profile Response: David Lanham, Austin, TX

Sometimes I have the uncanny good fortune to land in a city and discover my host is a perfect reflection of the place I’m visiting. In his initial e-mail to me, David Lanham said, “Austin is the living embodiment of … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Ali Stone, Phillip Balke, and Carlos Melendez, San Marcos, TX

Ali Stone, Phillip Balke, and Carlos Melendez are three friends leading lives centered on conscious aquaculture in Texas Hill Country. Ali’s a Minnesota native by way of Bend, Oregon. After a day tending livestock at Happy Chicks Farm, she sat … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Vicky and Phil Weinheimer, Converse, TX

There was a moment, driving to San Antonio for dinner in the passenger seat of Phil Weinheimer’s sedan, when I realized how much I missed something I didn’t even know I’d lost. His voice. Although I hadn’t seen Phil in … Continue reading

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