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KKK adopts a highway

Beware the wrath of the cusped moon

Post Title: KKK Post Date: January 5, 2014 Driving country roads in the Ozarks, maybe the late ’80s. We took notice of a sign crediting the KKK for maintaining the next two miles in a ...

How to avoid the literary elephant in the room

Create an elephant metaphor

Post Title: Find the hook Post Date: December 4, 2014 How do writers discover the hook that snags readers? Rather than hammer with the obvious, a nudge will do. Probe the intensity of sunset avoiding ...

No girl sets out to die

November Butterfly, my first poetry collection

November Butterfly (my first poetry collection) comes out in 30 days! I’m anxious, nervous, and excited. Inadvertently, over the past seven years, as I wrote the poems that would become November Butterfly, I left a ...

Ten ways to beat the holiday bulge

Don’t forget about your green friends this season.

Thanksgiving and Christmas have always been my favorite time of the year. This year will be the first time I am away from my family for Thanksgiving, but I could not be more excited to ...

The makings of a gym rat

My job is half personal trainer and half psychiatrist.

Post Title: Transformations Post Date: October 17, 2014 As a personal trainer, I encounter a diverse amount of personalities. Introverts, extroverts, people with all the confidence in the world, and people who need help building ...

Why are you crossing?

Year two of living on the ocean — getting her Baja on!

Post Title: My new project: Faces of the Line. The birth of an idea. Post Date: August 30, 2014 I’ve started a new page on Facebook. It’s called Caras de la Linea, or Faces of ...

Protect your largest organ

Dark chocolate, walnuts, and oatmeal mellow you out.

Loreto: Adventures in Dude Town, Part 2

Twisted barnyard CPR.

Post Title: Loreto: Adventures in Dude Town, Part 2 Post Date: March 1, 2006 After several days absorbing Loreto, we became attuned to its slower place, casual atmosphere, and especially its friendly people. Everyone on ...

Loreto: Adventures in Dude Town, Part 1

Post Title: Loreto: Adventures in Dude Town, Part 1 Post Date: March 1, 2006 Loreto lies on the Sea of Cortez side of Baja, approximately 750 miles south of the border, and is one of ...

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