Tag Archives: Houston TX

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: Arla Saven, Houston, TX

Arla Saven, a graduate student in Architecture, 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 Affords Play, an … 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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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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