Thursday, September 13, 2007

If you can read this post

Then you are at the wrong site. I've moved and made a community for others in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. You are welcome to join us at and become a member.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Morning Report Experiment

This morning, I experimented with a morning report for RGV Life. I mostly want to see if it's feasible to spend time reviewing stuff in the morning.

You can listen to the episode here.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Domain Move Is Complete

I just checked all the settings and I have successfully migrated the domain for RGV Life to Ning. Now, if you type, it will take you to the RGV Life community site. This is where I hope people from the Rio Grande Valley will join in and help me discuss issues that affect our region. In order not to leave this old blog out, I still feed posts from here to the community front page. In addition, you can type and be redirected here.

Please, don't hesitate t sign up for the RGV Life community site. Your input is welcome.

The address is not resolving to this blog, it's going to google. I'm not going to mess with it, it's not that important. Just bookmark this site as and the community site as until I figure out what else to do.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Join the RGV Life Community Site

We Are Moving
Given my experience with Ning, I believe that it is safe to create an online community for RGV Life. A majority of the people who have visited this blog have been friendly and great contributors.

You Are Invited
You are welcome to join the RGV Life community and share your experience of living in the Rio Grande Valley. Our region has much to enjoy and to give to the world. Help me celebrate the Rio Grande Valley experience.

Why We Are Moving
The decision to open up RGV Life to others is that I believe that there are many others who live the RGV Life experience. Maybe you don't have the time or inclination to frequently write blog posts. But, if you contribute even just one blog post, you have done something. Blogger is rather limited in building community, so the best alternative is to move to Ning. I'll still blog here and feed the content there so that you don't have to visit two sites.

Why Should You Join?
As a member, you will have full access to all the features. You can post in the forums, add photos, write your own RGV Life blog, add music or podcasts, add video, and make friends. There is no cost to you for being a member of the RGV Life community.

A Couple Concerns
Given the track record of some blogs in the RGV, I do have some concern that the RGV Life community site will attract political operatives who will trash talk each other. This could degrade the quality of the site. I actually gave this some thought. Ning is a great service in that they allow us to block users who step out of line. In addition, as owner, I have access to everybody's email addresses and other information. We don't want it to get to that point, but we can boot bad actors out.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Join Me on Talkshoe on Sunday Morning

I'll be hosting a show on Sunday morning at 11 AM. Join me to chat about the Rio Grande Valley. You don't have to live here. Perhaps you are thinking of moving to the RGV or know somebody here.

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Talkcast ID: 50547

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

The Mexicans Tell Us That a Border Wall Will Not Stop Them

Here are snippets from Mexicans who tell us point blank that a wall won't stop them. So long as we Americans need them, they'll come here to work.

Keep in mind that no matter how opposed you are to illegal immigration, somebody is hiring them. Let me repeat, somebody is hiring them. That's all the hope they need to risk their lives and freedom to come to the United States.
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