Writer, Photographer, Dreamer

Follow me and a dog named Dexter on a journey into this thing called life. Part 1 was all about growing up, making mistakes, and learning from those mistakes. Life part 2 is all about following my dreams, letting my creative energy flow, and learning from those earlier mistakes... it's a life long process.
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  • Five Tales to Scare and Delight

    Like many of you out there, I love Halloween. The cooler weather, stormy nights, and of course, scary stuff!! If you are a horror fan like me, you can’t wait to try out this year’s Halloween haunts. Maybe this time, one of them will be able to scare you. Still hoping… Here are four stories that…

  • Moderation – the king of all dieting

    As we evolve into the wonderful human beings that we are, our eating habits have changed. Forty to fifty years ago, processed foods and microwaves were non-existent, and fast-food restaurants were still a new concept. We didn’t have quick little snacks like energy bars, Twinkies, or Weiner sniglets. With all of these easily available choices,…

  • The Great Bacon Debate

    Mmmm, bacon. The great bacon debate lives on. Never has such a thin strip of meat caused so much debate. Bacon should be a food group all on its own. Crispy, limp, baked, fried, microwaved, which is the best way to cook bacon? Everyone has their preference, what’s yours? Some Fun Facts We can thank…

  • Kong Wubba Toy For Your Playful Pup

    Dexter definitely has his favorites among the dozens of toys he has. The Kong Wubba throw and chew toy is one of his favorites. This tough toy is great for throwing, tugging, whipping back and forth, and of course, chewing. Dexter goes nuts whenever he gets a new one, which is about once a month…

  • The Power of Unity

    “Break the girls, because if you break the girls, you break the men.”That is the message the Sudanese government sent its officers. The troubled government has a problem they never thought possible. The women outnumber the men, and they are demanding change. They are standing up for their rights. At first, they were only arrested…

  • Lunch Shaming and the Power of Social Media

    “Children are the world’s most valuable resource, and it’s the best hope for the future.” That’s what John F Kennedy said in June of 1963. Whitney Houston sang about it in her greatest hit, The Greatest Love of All. So why would we shame those that will be our future? Are we going to allow…

  • A map of the Fallen Leaf Lake area

    The Origins of Fallen Leaf Lake

    The following is courtesy of the Tahoe Heritage Foundation with contributions by local residents and organizations. The words are not my own. Long, long ago, before the white man came to Nevada, there lived in the meadow over beyond Glenbrook, a Good Indian who was much annoyed by the Evil Spirit who interfered with all that he…

  • Hiking in Arizona: A First-timer’s look at AZ trails

    New to hiking or maybe just new to Arizona? Either way, I’m sure you’ve all heard the stories of lost hikers and deaths along the many trails all around this wonderful state. I myself have suffered a small case of heat exhaustion while out on a trail. It was an 11-mile loop that should have…

  • Cliffs of Moher, Ireland 2017

    Galway Ireland – A historically rich destination

    In November 2017, I traveled to Southern Ireland and spent a few days in Galway, Ireland. A city that is rich in history and surrounded by rolling green hills and ancient castles. This is my first overseas trip, and the best advice I can give you as a first-time traveler is to add more days!…

  • CIbecue Falls, AZ

    Cibecue Falls

    An easy three-hour drive east… …of Phoenix on the Fort Apache Reservation, you will find Cibecue Falls. A picturesque canyon hike that leads to a stunning waterfall. This is a popular spot and does get hot in the summers, so plan on starting early. Another great weekend spent hiking a new trail just a few…