Like That Time I Was Almost Related to Someone on ‘Big Rich Texas’

I was watching an older episode of Big Rich Texas—one of the trashiest and painfully fake reality shows out there, ergo: my favorite—the other night. Suddenly, my couch-snuggle-buddy-for-life and commander of the remote control, XFE turned and asked me, “Did you hear what Melissa’s last name was?” You see, we were watching the episode where … Continue reading Like That Time I Was Almost Related to Someone on ‘Big Rich Texas’

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Texas is Hot and I Don’t Mean the Weather (Although That is True, Too)

Hey y’all. Have you noticed? All things from my beloved home state are trendy again. No, for reals. This is not just me trying to win Texas Ambassador of the Year – although I totally should, I run my mouth about how great God’s Country is all the time to anyone who’ll listen and a … Continue reading Texas is Hot and I Don’t Mean the Weather (Although That is True, Too)

Reality TV: Made in Chelsea is Better Than Dental Surgery

This morning, I’m at the dentist. Or, periodontist. Or whatever he’s called. Suffice it to say, I’m at a place where a man is going to shoot needles into my gums and then proceed to cut at those gums. I’m not happy about all this. Thanks to the excellently neglectful childhood dental care I received, … Continue reading Reality TV: Made in Chelsea is Better Than Dental Surgery

When One Poe Lies, It Hurts All Poes

There is someone out there ruining the already-kinda-dingy Poe family name. An America’s Got Talent contestant named Timothy Poe is being called out for lying about injuries sustained and heroics displayed in Iraq during his time in the military. He performed last week as part of the Austin auditions, so not only do I have to deal … Continue reading When One Poe Lies, It Hurts All Poes

10 (or so) Questions for My Favorite Reality TV Shows

Holy jobs agenda, y’all, work has been kray-kray the last two days. I’m leaving tomorrow for Austin to attend a wedding on Saturday. I am beyond excited to be returning to God’s Country, even if it’s apparently on fire. I’ve lived through natural disasters before. This better not impact my barbecue and margarita consumption, though. … Continue reading 10 (or so) Questions for My Favorite Reality TV Shows

Portfolio

Portfolio I tell business stories. From the startup scene in L.A. to the oil fields of Missouri to the halls of Congress in D.C., I find the individual stories that illustrate the impact. My beats include travel, trade, finance, real estate, technology, startups, international policy and commerce. In a former life, I was a can-can dancer. … Continue reading Portfolio

Wasted Years*

(*The title is an Iron Maiden reference, off the 1986 “Somewhere in Time” album.) It was a friendship built out of a kindly act and a wave of gratitude. I was the new kid at school. I was always the new kid; we moved around all the time, like a ragtag band of trailer park … Continue reading Wasted Years*