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50TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1969-70 COLLEGE PROTESTS AND KENT STATE/JACKSON STATE TRAGEDIES: BEING SCHOOLED FROM THE PAST

Forty-nine years ago on May 4, four students were killed at Kent State and nine others injured during a protest against the war in Vietnam. Today it might seem like just another school shooting — back then it rocked the world. For many years I… Continue reading

NEW BOOK! 111 PLACES IN COLUMBUS THAT YOU MUST NOT MISS

I have just signed a contract for my latest book 111 PLACES IN COLUMBUS THAT YOU MUST NOT MISS (Emons) to come out later in 2019. From “Cowtown” to the biggest town in Ohio, Columbus has always been an incubator for new ideas and products.… Continue reading

CHECK THIS ONE OFF: ADVENTURES IN CATSITTING AND “MIDSOMER MURDERS”

(Reprinted from Housesitmatch.com) There are those who claim to be world travelers. They may have cruised to the most exotic and far-away destinations, while shuddering at the poverty, unrest and harsh (to First Worlders) living conditions. While monied (or having saved their money) such travelers… Continue reading

“LUCK:” OF SACRED COWS AND PROSPERITY ELEPHANTS

Recently I returned from India, a two-week adventure involving stops at half-a-dozen cities, writing and photographing sites for a major magazine. Unlike most pre-packaged trips where the travel agency takes care of small details like hotels, transportation, food and visits to preordained tourist spots, my… Continue reading

AN EMBARRASSMENT OF (RHYMES WITH) RICHES…OR “COUNTRY CLUB WIVES” HAS BEEN OPTIONED AS A TV SHOW!

I always like to joke that I am an overnight success story of 35 years. Fade to… The late 1970s, the apartment that I shared with my then-husband. He had just finished reading the initial draft of my first novel THE PIPE DREAMERS. I didn’t… Continue reading