I am Kyle Baxter. I live in La Mirada, California, and have a degree in Business Administration and minor in Chinese Studies from Whittier College. I often wish I could move back to Colorado, the most beautiful state in the United States. I like the Pixies, the Black Angels, and the Dandy Warhols.

I love football and cycling, and write about Mac, design, political and economic issues on TightWind.

I like people whose intent is to do great things.


TightWind is powered by WordPress and hosted on Dreamhost (that’s an affiliate link), designed in Coda, and written in MarsEdit. Things is my digital memory, NetNewsWire delivers new articles to my desktop, and Tweetie is my distraction of choice.

I use a MacBook Pro to write TightWind, design web sites, and do school work.


I designed this iteration of TightWind to feel more like reading a book. There is little visual clutter, and the content is what catches your eye — because that is the point.

I write TightWind to comment on things I find interesting and worth discussing. The topics are not strictly set — one article may be about the economics of the iPhone App Store, and the next on how newspapers can survive. My intent is, amazingly, to write things that are worth reading — something the web is missing.

Of course, feel free to contact me if you want to discuss something I wrote or just have something to say. You can email me, or message me on Twitter.