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Twelve years

Twelve years ago today, I started this blog. That was on blogspot – believe it or not, it still exists; truly, the Internet is forever – and a few months later I had my own domain. I don’t do retrospectives, I don’t have a list of favorite or “most popular” posts readily available, and sometimes […]

This blog goes to eleven

As of today, I have been writing this blog for eleven years. One runs out of dinosaur analogies after awhile, so let’s say that in Internet terms, this blog appeared at about the same time as the trilobite. I don’t have anything deep to say, just a thank you to all of you who read […]

It’s all about me!

The Leader newspaper did a feature story on me that’s in this week’s edition. If you want an unvarnished look at what I do on this site, complete with an action photo of me at the computer, this is for you. Even better, there’s a picture of me with Tiffany and the girls, who are […]

Things to do this weekend

The Texas Democratic Party State Convention is in town starting tomorrow. Here are some of the things I plan to do: Thursday The HDCC was instrumental in getting the House Democratic caucus to 74 members after the 2008 election. It will be equally instrumental in getting it back after the 2010 debacle and redistricting. Plus, […]

Social media update

This is just a friendly reminder that you can find much of this blog’s content on the official Off the Kuff Facebook page, which I hope you will like. I was asked recently what the purpose of that page was, and the answer is that I wanted to provide another way for people to get […]

Saturday video break: New Year’s Day

Seems appropriate: Happy 2011! I suppose this is as good a place as any to mention that today is my ninth anniversary of blogging. I’ve been doing this so long I’ve forgotten how not to do it. I suppose I ought to think about having some kind of celebration to mark the 10th anniversary next […]

Back in the saddle

I’m back from my secure undisclosed location (the Hudson River Valley in Dutchess County, New York – it was gorgeous, and I’ll have more to say about it shortly) and as I work my way through a zillion unread items in my feed readers and just generally catch up on the news, I’ll be getting […]

Hey, want to be a political blogger?

Have you ever looked around at the political blogging landscape and said to yourself “I can do that”? Ever wondered how you could get paid to do it? Well, the Houston Press is looking for someone to fill their political blogger beat, and if you’re reading this, it could be you. Drop a note to […]

Houston Area Table meeting Tuesday

If you’re getting tired of reading what I’ve got to say and would rather hear me say it out loud, come to the Houston Area Table meeting this Tuesday, January 19 and see if I sound any better that way. Houston’s Blogger Community Weighs In On 2009 City Election: Houston’s top bloggers will share post-election […]

The Speaker speaks, and a Voter ID update

So how is Speaker Joe Straus doing? Three months into his first term leading the 150-member chamber, Republican Speaker Joe Straus is emerging as a bipartisan compromise-seeker, rejecting much of the power that his predecessor so coveted. Straus still faces some tough tests, but just four years after Craddick was anointed as the most powerful […]

Debutant posts

This may not look like much, but given that Debutant has been in the ICU at MD Anderson since Thanksgiving and has nearly died multiple times, I think it’s pretty damn amazing. Please go leave some good thoughts for an incredibly resilient woman. And if you get the chance, make an appointment to give some […]