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Turkey and Poker

Last year's Thanksgiving story, “We're All Turkeys,” can’t be beat. It is one of my favorites. This year the universal way for the Leos to show their love at Thanksgiving was to show up. My uncle brought his family of five from the East Coast (Virginia and North Carolina). This […]


11.19.04 Weekly Stats

Current Reads: Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts, Positively Fifth Street by James McManus Movies this week: Incredibles, Bridget Jones 2 Song I get excited to hear: Johnny Cash, Fulsom Prison Blues Next border crossing: Tonight. Dinner in Mexico Pitches this week: […]


Cowboys and Vegas…too good to be true

Do you see why I need a Gambler Girl column? The National Finals Rodeo is in Las Vegas December 3-13. Randy Travis is playing at the Golden Nugget. Me, a cowboy, and a craps table. Throw in some ice cream and we’ll call that heaven. Baby, don’t take off your […]


Southern Cal, Here I Come

The thing about being unemployed freelancing is that you can do it from nearly anywhere. At the least, I have some options. Yesterday I got an offer to return to Beligum. The week before that I got an offer to spend some time in Virginia. I have an ongoing offer […]


It Truly Begins

Some of you may know that I've been talking about doing a book proposal, and a book, of my love blunders. I even snuck it into a post a few weeks ago. Until I can think of something better, it’s going to be called How Not to Catch a Man. […]


I’m Home

But where is home? The better way to ask is, Where do you live? To which the reply I’m comfortable giving is, My storage unit is in San Francisco. It’s actually in Redwood City, but that response would require too much additional explanation. So, Susan (I’m staying with her) is […]