This weekend i attended a conference in Baltimore, where one of my favorite authors/people was speaking. i shamelessly weaseled my way into one of her sold-out workshops by offering to bribe her, had a total fanatic-fan moment (there may be a restraining order later), and learned more about the dog-eat-dog world of writing and publishing […]

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Happy Catastrophy has gone international. Like, 31 countries international. Which, is.. COMPLETELY FREAKING AWESOME!! THANK YOU!! US, UK, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Israel (Hello Tel Aviv!) Germany, Finland and more…SO many wonderful new international friends! i was jumping up and down in excitement when i got to the bottom of the list. Vanuatu? At first […]

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Sooooo…..i’m not a website developer. Let’s just put that out there. i’m a writer, a traveler, a rock star and a bit of an artist. But i don’t know jack squat about website development. i do, however know lots of folks who DO know this stuff, but today i didn’t leave this in their hands. […]

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Everyone has gone completely bat-guano eclipse cray cray. While visiting family in Eugene, OR, a couple weeks ago, i noticed that the upcoming eclipse was getting a lot of attention.  Temporary stands were going up selling Solar Eclipse 2017 schwag –  everything from “I Saw Solar Eclipse 2017” t-shirts to water bottles to the oh-so […]

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Living the life of a hitchhiker having been picked up by a car full of clowns – i find myself in a lot of crazy stories.  In fact, i would say that my life is kinda like swinging on monkey bars if the “bars” were wacko, hard-to-believe scenarios that i keep grabbing on for dear […]

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Gravity Kills is more than just a cool name for a great 90’s industrial rock band out of St. Louis. It’s also a statement of belief. Gravity DOES kill. In fact, the CDC states that falls are the leading cause of death in older Americans, which i assume means over 60? 70? How old is […]

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i think you really can go home again.  Just when you do…don’t take Alaska Airlines. i’ve got friends who think Alaska is DA BOMB and fly them all over the place and collect all those magical miles and then use them to fly more places. They tell me ALL of their experiences have been great! […]

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::Warning:: Excessive use of the word “crazy”. May cause outbursts of political correctness:: So, i decided today to totally own my insanity and to loudly and proudly take back the word ‘crazy’ from the oppressors. We’re Here! We’re Queer! In the Old Sense of the Word!! And we will form a coalition and a parade […]

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Yesterday i realized what it felt like to NEED to burn something down.  And then to not do it. Because, as you know, i’m not an arsonist. But, i COULD be…if i had to go to the DMV more than once every 10 years. Because it is these sorts of cattle-in-a-shute, hurry-up-and-wait, please-kill-me-now time killers […]

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Epic Road Trip Summer 2017 is finally over and i find myself back at home, with a thousand-plus more miles on the car, some fantastic not-to-be-forgotten-in-this-lifetime memories, and one broken dog. For one of us – the furrier and more legged one – the trip was a bit less epic. Or more. Depends on how […]

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