I find myself constantly surprised by how many adults I see hiking trails, swimming or just lounging poolside during work hours here in Austin. Then I remember that these folks are just like me – they’re pursuing portfolio careers in a city that encourages individuality and freedom.
One of the things I love about the Austin area is the abundance of hiking trails and parks. Year-round, Austinites of all ages and backgrounds take to the trails to enjoy the beauty and solitude of nature.
While there is plenty of blame to be directed toward the IRS and the White House (and it's now clear some in the White House knew about it), those throwing the most stones are the most to blame: Congress.
Austin has been experiencing unprecedented growth more or less since the 1970s, but especially since the 1990s. The population has more than doubled since then, while housing prices and the cost of living continue to rise.
In a city as fit as Austin is, it’s always strange to me that people don’t walk more here. I think part of the reason is that Austin isn’t a very walkable city yet, but part of it is the car culture that perpetuates in Austin and its surroundings.
There’s a trend among Austin restaurants right now that I really wish would end. It confuses customers, it makes for a hurried experience, and it takes away the “luxurious” aspect of dining out. It’s the counter service model.
We are told that the public overwhelmingly supports a universal background check on any gun purchase. Such a law would force everyone selling a gun to run a background check on an individual buying a gun in the United States before exchanging the gun for pay.
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