Two years ago, Dan Koller gave a kid with no knowledge of Texas whatsoever the opportunity to report on two of the most important communities in the state: Highland Park and University Park.
I stumbled out of the gate, but I caught my step, eventually writing a bunch of stories that I’m very proud of. By bringing me into the D Magazine empire, Dan inadvertently changed the course of my writing life, opening up the possibilities of FrontRow, D CEO, and the company’s flagship print product.
He also set me up to leave.
On Nov. 1, my People days will end, as I take a full-time position with the magazine. (Between now and then I’ll be attending a wedding. My wedding.) I’ll be the first full-time writer for the mag’s FrontBurner blog, trying daily to make the editors not regret their decision.
I’ll sincerely miss this paper, and its readers. But now I have an even bigger audience to yell at me when they think I’ve written something stupid. Thanks for the memories.