Exploring the Homolovi Ruins

My return to Arizona from a four and half month stay in the Yucatán peninsula still had me searching for adventure.  Digging all the Mayan culture left me with a hangover and wanting more. To curb my desire for exploration, I decided to explore relics that were nearby and found the Homolovi Ruins located a…

Investigative Reporting Strategies: How To Get People To Talk

Finding dirt on someone can be rewarding as well as exciting. It is the thrill of the hunt. Sometimes we really do need valuable information such as what the babysitter is doing with our  kids, why exactly two of your best friends are fighting or who’s next in line to get that promotion. Ample work goes into gathering reliable information…

Poetry: No Need for Ruby Slippers

This is a poem I wrote for a poetry class in college and the first to read aloud in an intimate environment.   Walking along cobble stoned A sea of mineral matter This yellow brick road don’t go where it used to Leading to an Emerald City full of green envy I am stone cold tripping…

DIY Travelers Art

Mexico Medium: Cardboard Anyone that knows me knows I love art. Without it covering my walls tend to be uninspired. Being an art lover is hard when you are also a traveler because you know you will have to finagle it back to wherever it was you came from. So I came up with this idea for disposable…

Mexico Upcycles Charmingly Out of Necessity

Businesses and locals in Playa del Carmen, Mexico are crafty. I mean impressively crafty. Locals reuse ordinary objects in a number of ways by recycling or upcycling by mixing fashion and frugalness. Why the process of upcycling may come easier for a more creative person, the idea is to take disposable items and create something useful…