Monthly Archives: April 2016

Profile Response: Stephanie Harren, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, TX

  Back in the days of vinyl, I put Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits on the turntable every Saturday morning and set the volume to 10 while I cleaned my apartment. I made my bed with ‘Me and My Bobby McGee,’ … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Dana Timaeus, Beaumont, TX

  “Running for judge is about value systems rather than prejudging cases. We have differences of qualifications and length of service, my opponent and I.” Texas has a complicated system of district courts. There are 456 district courts throughout the … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Michael Finley, Houston. TX

“Argumentation and debate are the two primary ways of decision. What you learn is the world is all grey.” Michael Finley grew up in Houston’s fifth ward, the poor side of town. “In 1967 I realized my grammar was holding … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Micah Piven, Houston, TX

Micah Piven, a graduate student in Architecture at Rice University, decided to study Aldo Van Eyck’s Amsterdam Orphanage for her history and theory project. When she discovered that he also designed playgrounds, an Internet search led her to Architecture that … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Ella Russell, Houston, TX

Ella Russell doesn’t do handshakes. “I believe in hugs!” She exclaims as she comes at you with two outstretched arms and folds you into her bosom. Ella is a culinary artist, one of the two pop-up shops included in Project … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Lyman Paden, Houston, TX

Lyman Paden is a finance specialist who coordinates billion dollar deals for corporations as a partner at Baker Botts, an international law firm headquartered in Houston. Lyman and I went to high school together in Norman, Oklahoma. He attended Rice … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Lisa Lin, Houston, TX

  Lisa Lin is a Sustainability Manager within the City of Houston. What does that mean? Recent projects include optimizing energy use in city buildings, creating a bike master plan, implementing the anti-idling ordinance, electrifying the city’s vehicle fleet, developing … Continue reading

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