Author: Anna

My Hurricane Harvey

I was very fortunate that as Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast, my 80 year-old parents who stubbornly refused to leave their home on the coast were just fine. Their house (only 7 miles...

Entry into Black Rock City

Last week, after Harvey, I managed to get to Black Rock City. Here’s some video of my first view of the city! View this post on Instagram My #flight into Black Rock City last...

Total eclipse!

Thanks to having some friends in Nashville, I took the eclipse as the chance to pop in for a long overdue visit! People in Nashville were EXCITED about the eclipse View this post on...

Report From Newburyport

A few clips from my time near the beach in Newburyport… View this post on Instagram #yankeehomecoming #newburyport A post shared by anna hanks (@annainaustin) on Aug 5, 2017 at 2:22pm PDT View this...

My Take on Positivus

View this post on Instagram Today's column about Latvia and @positivus in the @dallasnews A post shared by anna hanks (@annainaustin) on Jul 30, 2017 at 5:53pm PDT My column on Positivus is in...

If You’re Going to San Fransisco…

Every time I spend some time in San Fransisco, I want to spend more time in San Fransisco. It’s just adorable! **The transit is adorable (or at least what’s left of the cable car...

This Week on Burnet Road

As Austin changes, the center of hipness moves around. Right now it might be in East Austin, but the area around Burnet Road is coming on strong. Here are a few selections from the...

The Return of Veggie Heaven

Beloved Austin veggie institution Veggie Heaven is back, this time on West 5th Street. The space is fancier, the plates are fancier, there are “Star Wars” soy sauce dispensers, but it’s great to have...