Veronica Meewes

A freelance writer and photographer, mad kitchen scientist, ambassador of fun, equal opportunity eater, road-trip enthusiast, Jersey girl at heart and full-time cat lady obsessed with her dog.

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‘Professor Dumpster’ and the Art of Downsizing

By Veronica Meewes   August 22, 2014

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Major life changes, a shift in living situations, a new season approaching—these are all factors that compel us to re-examine our lives and pare down the belongings we’ve collected. But Jeff Wilson took his “spring cleaning” to the extreme when he sold all his belongings for $1 and moved into a 33-square-foot dumpster in February.

However, change did not come overnight. Wilson first left his 3,000-square-foot house to live in a 600-square-foot apartment, then stayed in his 144-square-foot office before relocating to Austin, TX. In Austin, he couch-surfed before settling into his current abode. “I had a slow-trickle transition,” said Wilson, associate professor of biological sciences at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin. → Keep Reading

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5 of Austin’s Best Business-Friendly Bars

By Veronica Meewes   July 25, 2013

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Work-friendly coffee shops are scattered throughout the startup-nurturing city of Austin, TX, but sometimes a business get-together calls for something a little stiffer than Baileys Irish Cream-flavored coffee.

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10 Tasty Meeting Spots for Startup Folks in Austin

By Veronica Meewes   July 11, 2013

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It’s clear from the proliferation of co-working spaces and coffee shops in Austin, TX, that there’s a definite (and growing) need for public workspaces. In addition to college students camping out in coffee shops and eateries throughout the school year, it’s common to see startup executives polishing their business plans, startup job seekers polishing their résumés, or both types of people meeting with prospective customers or employers.

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