Monthly Archives: April 2016

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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Profile Response: Pliny Fisk, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin, Texas

Pliny Fisk is an architect and visionary who began the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS) on a rise northeast of Austin forty years ago. The term ‘maximum potential’ refers to a hypothetically perfect state beyond our present, where … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Will van Overbeek, Austin, TX

Will van Overbeek rushed me and my bicycle into his studio, stood me against a backdrop, and started clicking away. I got the impression that he evaluates everyone he meets through his lens; digital capture was as rudimentary to our … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Patrice Peach, Austin, TX

When I arrived at JuiceLand on Barton Springs Road, Patrice Peach had already arrived ordered me ‘The Originator’, JuiceLand’s singular concoction of fresh apple juice, banana, blueberry, cherry, peanut butter, brown rice protein, flax oil, and spirulina. The middle-aged woman, … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Patrick Fries, Austin, TX

For some people, contemplating how we will live tomorrow invokes a global, even cosmic response, whether Nirvana or Armageddon. Others focus closer to home: accommodating aging parents, appreciating spouses, or shepherding children. Still others look inward for the strength, faith, … Continue reading

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