As part of the “getting back on the horse” action plan, I’ve written a new page for Hubpages about repainting my new office. I’ve been pretty down about the whole “winter is coming” business (first snow flurries today, just in case I had any doubts), and so I went pretty bold, trying an ombre […]

So here we are, 2 1/2 years since I last posted. I’ve tried several different approaches to this and all have failed, so now it’s Gordian Knot time: The short version is that not long after the last thing I posted, my little world had a big earthquake. I lost myself in the rubble and […]

This was something I posted on Squidoo for yet another contest, this one about a “memorable” photo you took. I suppose it says something about me that when I read the rules I knew exactly what I was going to use…   Not the average photo This lens was written for a Squidoo contest about […]

Still moving stuff over from Squidoo, and it’s easy to see which articles are from their “challenges,” because I just republished “A Photographic Walk Through New Orleans’ City Park,” and all of the related pages start with “A Photographic walk through…” It’s been surprisingly sad, moving these things, losing their little colorful badges and whatnot- […]

This is an article written by my husband for a St. Louis online newspaper after hurricane Gustav in 2008, posted here as a further explanation for two articles posted on HubPages, one on how to prepare for an oncoming storm, and the other about what it’s like to actually stay, in practical terms.   ————————————————————————————————— […]

I’m working on a Hubpage about Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, and having a surprisingly hard time with it. I know I need to tell the story of her legend- that’s what people want to hear, particularly with her playing a major part in this season’s American Horror Story, currently filming in New Orleans. There are […]

First off, I need to point out that I can bake- and I mean from scratch. Need a cake? Brownies? Cookies or cupcakes? I got that. And my rum balls will put you right on your butt. Based on that experience, I decided to take on one of the Squidoo challenges- to make a lens on Halloween […]