General

I’m Driving in a Car!

I'm spending the night in Fort Stockton, Texas because -- if I tried to drive to the next town -- I would fall asleep and take this mid-size SUV off a cliff. Here's a few things about that first sentence: 1) I'm heading to Big Bend National Park.  I'll be in the park for about… Continue reading I’m Driving in a Car!

My Book

Book Excerpt: Laying in Bed Before a Break-up

Good morning! Here's another excerpt from the Appalachian Trail book I'm working on.  It takes place on my birthday, a little more than four months before I left for the hike. I wrote this bit awhile ago, but recently revisited it.  It's unique for a non-fiction book, because -- in addition to their external dialogue… Continue reading Book Excerpt: Laying in Bed Before a Break-up

365 NOLA Adventures

Look Closely: Do You See a Beautiful Park or An Absence of Affordable Housing?

I'm still working on this housing article for The Gambit, and they've given me 2,000 words, which is the most I've ever gotten for a paid gig! The topic is so interesting -- and I'm learning so much -- that even 2,000 words isn't enough space.  Good thing I have a blog to share some… Continue reading Look Closely: Do You See a Beautiful Park or An Absence of Affordable Housing?