Justin wearing mask, sitting in wheelchair, looking at bookshelves in bookstore
Accessibility (#A11y), Music, travel

Austin Trip: Music, Fun & Accessibility

Some of the things I like to do when travelling or any time is to listen to live music, explore, and learn a bit about where I’m traveling. My parents and I flew to Austin, Texas, in mid-November. All in all, it was a cool trip.

First Avenue crowd on main floor
Accessibility (#A11y), Music, Writing

What have I been up to?

Let’s get you caught up with everything in my life (that I choose to share with you) “Draw a hardline” I went to a Julien Baker concert at First Avenue if you saw the pictures on Twitter and Facebook. Everything worked smoothly as far as showing our vaccine photos on our phone to online tickets… Continue reading What have I been up to?

MN sculpture letters overlooking CHS baseball field, sunset, St. Paul skyline
Accessibility (#A11y), Music, Sports

Accessibility Report for Family Visit Week

As I mentioned in Monday's post, I was out more last week when we had out-of-town family visiting, than in the past months. Here are some of the places I visited in the Twin Cities with their respective accessibility reports. Enjoy! Walker Art Center Hillside Jazz (Present Tense): Joel Ross Good Vibes Amazing! The Walker… Continue reading Accessibility Report for Family Visit Week

Dad smiling, holding 9-year old laughing Justin and his laughing younger brother on a hammock
Accessibility (#A11y), Music

What’s new with my life?

Here’s an update on stuff I am doing. Austin Yes, I am going to Austin, Texas, this fall just for a fun vacation. This is a test to see how flying works since the last time I flew was years ago. It will be my first trip out of state since going to Toronto. Fun… Continue reading What’s new with my life?

First Avenue crowd on main floor
Music, Writing

What the hell am I doing this year?

I don’t make new year’s resolutions. Instead of resolutions, I try to have a reasonable set of goals that are doable. So, here they are: Drafting an adult mystery: I am currently writing this murder mystery mainly from the perspective of a girl that has chronic pain and a third-person perspective of a serial killer.… Continue reading What the hell am I doing this year?

Justin, mom, dad with the Interrupters band
Music

Got a haircut

I would like to congratulate Liverpool for winning the Premier League and its first time in thirty years. It’s been great to be able to watch some Premier League Football this past couple weeks! Got my haircut After four months of not getting my hair cut, I got a haircut for the first time since… Continue reading Got a haircut

Justin smiling on floor at Palace Theater
Accessibility (#A11y), Advocacy, Health, Music, Political, Writing

4-year anniversary of Justin Smith Writes

Guess what? Today is my four-year blog-versary. So, I have changed the theme, design, whatever it is to the website. The reason why I changed my design is it felt like a change was needed. And, what else to do when I’m stuck at home. Tour of the new site I created a static home… Continue reading 4-year anniversary of Justin Smith Writes

Smiling Justin in front of stage
Health, Music, Writing

I’M ALIVE

So I just finished reading Frankenstein. Just to be clear, Frankenstein is the doctor who created a monster, not the monster. Check out John Green's Crash Courses on Frankenstein - great resource for all of those learning at home: Don't Reanimate Corpses! Frankenstein Part 1 Frankenstein, Part 2: Between reading good books, I’ve been editing… Continue reading I’M ALIVE