Beirut: My Favorite Worst Trip

I wish there had been a peep-hole in time and space on October 28, 2018, so that you could have had a glimpse of my favorite worst trip in recent years. There are several distinct scenes of which you could have viewed. None of which seem connected to the other, as if they happened to…

Introducing the Cover of Dryland

The cover of my brand new book has landed. I believe the image perfectly captures this swimmer’s victory over alcohol in the Arabian Desert. Keep in mind that some of the empty space is reserved for quotes and descriptive text which are still to come. You can preorder DRYLAND today at Amazon.com!

A Memoir of Speedos, Cocktails & Living Overseas

When we left Vermont for Abu Dhabi in August 2014, I knew I’d come home with a book about the experience. Perhaps something funny about being a middle-aged, menopausal American woman in the Middle East. I returned in June 2015 with a whole other story. Funny in parts, but mostly dead serious. Living in Abu Dhabi changed my life, maybe even…

My Sweaty Self in Sticky Situations

Dears, After years of writing about keeping brains in jars (Alzheimer’s runs in my family as does an odd way of dealing with it) and documenting a friend’s murder of another friend (insanely gruesome story set in Korea), I am delighted to announce that my next project will be a comedy…of errors. Ready? Set? Here…