But I CAN’T write: Pro tips for when you have to.

But I CAN’T write: Pro tips for when you have to.

It’s a sad fact of life. Sooner or later, everyone has to buck up and write something. Maybe it’s a bio, a blurb to promote yourself, or an artist statement. If you’re a creative entrepreneur, it’s inevitable. While it’s true that if you’re wading into professional...
Finding Ranger

Finding Ranger

Ranger came to us in the usual way. The way everyone finds everyone now, the way we found each other, or in other words, via a Facebook post.  A wooly harmless looking pooch, he was posed demurely in a tidy living room, nose submissively on the floor between his paws,...
Partnering with Paducah Life

Partnering with Paducah Life

It’s a real honor to partner with Darlene Mazzone and the talented crew at Paducah Life magazine. This year, as an associate writer, I (vicariously) visited the Himalayas on a mountain climbing expedition, went behind the scenes at the hugely successful St. Mary...
The Wall That Heals in Paducah

The Wall That Heals in Paducah

As many of you know, I was privileged to be part of the team that organized The Wall That Heals (a three-quarter replica of the Vietnam War Memorial) event at Carson Park in Paducah last week (October 25-28 2018). I joined the effort at Milner & Orr in May. The...
Camping Hunting Island

Camping Hunting Island

I believe when we last spoke I’d said I was going to write about Ranger dog and, believe me, I have plenty to say about him (that endearing sumbitch), but there’s been a Vacation–a CAMPING vacation–between then and now that demands to...
Site Six:  The Glamping (Part Three)

Site Six: The Glamping (Part Three)

Part two is here.  And so Pippii was ready.  We were ready.  I booked a campsite.  And that campsite was the eponymous Site Six.  Site six is, by far, the most beautiful and desirous campsite in the campground we favor. Since we’ve had a camper, we’ve been...

Site Six: The Glamping (Part Two)

Part one is here.By the next day, I’d lined up a trip to Mayfield to check out a promising pop-up for sale there and we’d received a flood of tips on other campers for sale in locations ranging from Mt. Vernon to Fulton. Our specifications were simple:...

Site Six: The Glamping (Part One)

When last we spoke of my camping adventures, I wrote of a lovely trip to Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee, taken–could it really be?– two years ago in our erstwhile pop-up, “Pippa”.  Much has changed since then.  After the...

The Five Post Challenge (#1)

I’m finished.  Finished with school, temporarily finished with work, finished with all those pesky things that demanded time away from this, the thing I used to like to do most in the world. Well, almost most in the world.Since last we spoke...