Monthly Archives: April 2016

Profile Response: Ron Sass, Fellow in Climate Change at the Baker Institute, Houston, TX

“I hate the term global warming. It’s too fuzzy.” Ron Sass has been studying climate change since before the term came into favor. The Iowa chemist came to Rice University in 1958 and has been concentrating on climate issues since … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Jean Holm, Margaret Holm and Matthew, Houston, TX

Humor is truth delivered from a fresh perspective. That’s why John Stewart and Steven Colbert are often more prescient purveyors of events than CNN or Fox News. Jean Holm, a Utah grandmother with Will Rogers’ demeanor, is funny because her … Continue reading

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Profile Response: David Hitchcock, The Woodlands, TX

David Hitchcock is a paradox – an alternative energy guy seeped in oil pedigree, living in an oil town. David was born and raised into Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; his family moved to Houston forty odd years ago. He … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Valerie Hudson, College Station, TX

“My thesis is simple. You can’t have peace on earth unless you have peace between men and women.” Valerie Hudson is not inclined to call herself a feminist. However, this Mormon mother of six and author of Sex and World Peace, … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Alli Sehon and Garrett Spear, College Station, TX

‘The best way out is always through.’ Alli Sehon and Garrett Spear may be Texas transplants from the heart of Appalachian Kentucky, but their approach to life reminds me of Yankee poet Robert Frost. They grapple with the hard stuff … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Victoria Everett, Rockdale, TX

Along my journey I’ve met many people who’ve made non-economic choices. All are glad in their decision. But none have made such bold personal choices as Victoria Everett. Unlike young people who move to a preferred location or pursue an … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Gail Vittori, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin, Texas

  “I came to an open house here two weeks after I moved to Austin. I was so impressed, I took Pliny’s course in architecture at UT.” Gail Vittori was a Massachusetts transplant and fresh undergraduate with a degree in … Continue reading

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