Instacart price comparison, how much does grocery delivery really cost you?

  Instacart, a grocery delivery service especially marketed to busy young professionals such as myself, has started offering their services in Houston, Texas. I was curious how much it really cost to use their services. Luckily, I had my last grocery receipt, so I decided to do a comparison. In short, to use Instacart would cost me…

Dear Houston: “The rent price goes up $200 per month”

On March 25, 2014, I wrote the City Council of Houston a three part letter that included my thoughts on improving the city’s transportation, health, and economics. This is part three of that letter.   “The rent price goes up $200 per month” My realtor and I worked hard and we found a place that was “semi-walkable” by…

Dear Houston: “I want to live somewhere walkable”

On March 25, 2014, I wrote the City Council of Houston a three part letter that included my thoughts on improving the city’s transportation, health, and economics. This is part two of that letter. Part 1: Dear Houston, “Where’s the commuter train station?” “I want to live somewhere walkable” Using Chicago as a lens in my life, I’ve…

Dear Houston, “Where’s the commuter train station?”

On March 25, 2014, I wrote the City Council of Houston a three part letter that included my thoughts on improving the city’s transportation, health, and economics. This is part one of that letter.   Dear Houston City Council, I recently read the article in Culture Map about the new Sunday Streets program and would like to…

Why I support STEAM (adding arts to STEM) in education

  For the past few years, the hot new buzz acronym in education has been STEM, which stands for the four disciplines science, technology, engineering and math.  Everyone from educators to politicians have been promoting STEM education as a way of pulling our country out of the economic recession and securing our economic future as…

Economic Development Series: 4 Insights on Attracting Young Professionals

The past three years, I’ve been actively involved in the creation of a young professionals networking group. One of the great things about being involved is that I have the opportunity to converse with a wide variety of young professionals, economic developers, community leaders, and politicians about what young professionals are looking for in a…