NOTE: This blog was published on statesman.com in October 2017. I did eat the bugs. When my coworkers ignored this story and failed to promote it on the homepage, I didn't forgive them.
I ate this bug for journalism. At the State Fair, you can eat one, too.
Dawn of the Picnic: 40 years ago Eddie Wilson got Willie off to a steady start
NOTE: This story was published in the Austin American-Statesman in 2013.
Howdy, I'm Dave Thomas and I'm looking for a job.
You might not need someone who can design a newspaper page, but you probably do need someone who can create under tight deadlines.
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If you do need a professional on your team, let's talk.