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On Gardening

Following: a public service announcement regarding people like me, who humbly request your special consideration: We are likely to have dirt under our nails.  This has nothing to do with how recently we have bathed, and more to do with the fact that we make ourselves presentable, head out the door and then adjust or…

Airplane at Kingston Airport in Jamaica, after Gilbert via wikimedia.

The Mistress in the Mangroves

On the day before the hurricane was due to make landfall, the harbor was silent.  In the city and along the shores of the port, the locals scurried along hammering wood over glass windows and cramming cardboard between glass and the outward facing metal bars, but the harbor was still. On the approach to the…

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Saving Warhola: Article in Arkansas Life

Sixty-four years, $35 and one heck of an art school story. That just about sums it up.  But for me, it goes even farther.  I’ve said before (and am likely to say again) that I am beyond fortunate to occasionally contribute to Arkansas Life magazine. Writing about food, wine, travel and every corner of the planet has…

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Things I Heart

I have a very exciting – and possibly hilarious – announcement: I’m beyond excited to have joined the contributor team over at IHeartOrganizing! Now, before you fall out of your seat laughing, a little bit of background context: I’m not even going to pretend to be like the rest of these incredibly capable women whose…

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When The Past Comes Calling

I’m completely transfixed by the timeworn and riveted by the road-weary. Despite my efforts to have a home not completely overrun by knickknacks and dusting-required tchotchkes, I do sometimes fight the battle of objects on display. However, as I’ve revealed in my tirades on National Geographic, batched tomes of Reader’s Digest Condensed Books and archaic…