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Love Tails

I have been hired to tell life stories of fascinating San Diegans. People who cannot afford to buy a book, much less pay someone to write their memoir, also have stories that should be told. Here is one.

I frequently take my Mini-Aussie GiGi, to the local dog park. On every visit, I have noticed an […]

January 30, 2015|0 Comments

Join the Club

I’ve had the privilege of authoring some big books. A 386-page, inaugural Budget Book and District Guide for San Diego Unified School District. The small but mighty Fast Facts 101 … Tiny Tidbits of Tantalizing Truths about the City of Carlsbad. Memoirs that recount the fascinating lives of local celebs.

No book has been more significant, […]

January 9, 2015|0 Comments

Enjoy the Ride

“This is my lanai,” she said, imbuing the modest patio of her one-bedroom Carlsbad Barrio apartment with an air of romance. Age 86 in 2001 when I interviewed her for a City of Carlsbad publication, thrice-married Louise Getze Curley brimmed with an alluring ambiance. The daughter of the first doctor in town, who was paid […]

November 1, 2014|0 Comments

Learning P.R. to a T

Soon after starting The WRITE Touch in 1988, I landed my first big consulting contract; with Fallbrook Hospital District. At the time, I lived in Fallbrook, just blocks from the hospital and a short bike ride from the widely read, Fallbrook Enterprise weekly newspaper, AKA “the bible” for residents yearning to see their kid’s picture […]

October 20, 2014|0 Comments

Moving Stories

Some stories are so compelling that my profiles almost write themselves. On my way back to the office after interviewing the nightclub dancer who taught John Wayne to rumba or the man who rose from dustbowl poverty to become North County’s “Rayneman,” my mind is awhirl and my fingers are itching to fly onto the […]

August 20, 2014|0 Comments

Aren’t I Lucky!

“Aren’t We Lucky! … A Carlsbad Love Story” tells the story of Ann and David Kulchin’s life in Carlsbad, and the story of Carlsbad over the past 36 years. Aren’t I lucky to be the writer helping them tell this marvelous tale!

July 14, 2014|0 Comments

A Little Lagniappe Goes a Long Way

A lagniappe may sound like a French pastry, but this word that flows trippingly off the tongue like a gently meandering stream can help businesses retain customers.

I fell in love with the word years ago when reading the New Orleans Times-Picayune, which always ended a column of this ‘n’ that with a lagniappe: an unexpected […]

May 27, 2014|0 Comments

Booked!

By day I WRITE4FUN, but in the evenings I READ4FUN, so the notion of sharing my love of books with my neighbors immediately appealed to me. I found ready-to-construct little libraries online, but iconoclastically decided to do my own thing.

January 27, 2014|0 Comments

Vintage Thoughts

My functional 1930s Direct Action stove fits charmingly into my kitchen décor. Yes, I light the tiny broiler and oven pilots with a match, and yes, I adjust the temperature by hand, and yes, it occasionally needs a D&C, and sometimes a full-blown repair.

November 15, 2013|0 Comments

TLDR!

Today’s online readers succinctly condemn excessively long text in four words:

September 20, 2013|0 Comments