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Give My Dog a Voice: Vote!

Give My Dog a Voice: Vote!

Madeleine, a dog with a strong personality, will star in my Kickstarter video–and has a speaking role. Please vote on the voice you think best represents her.

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Of Crowdsourcing and Camels

Of Crowdsourcing and Camels

If camels are horses built by committees, I’m all for equine oversight panels. Think of a committee as an old-fashioned form of crowdsourcing.

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Mexico’s Sweet Spot

Mexico’s Sweet Spot

The city of Morelia in Michoacan, Mexico, has everything you could want in a town: great food, great folk art, quirky nightlife, and cultural monuments you can claim as your reason for visiting.

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Of Vistas and Visions

Of Vistas and Visions

History, like beauty, is in the eyes of beholder. A New York transplant discovers new vistas and a new sense of history — not to mention affordable real estate — in Tucson, Arizona.

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Celebrating Fast Women and Takeaway Food

Celebrating Fast Women and Takeaway Food

When I bought a house that fit my every fantasy of Southwest style, it came with a niche. I soon realized it was missing something.

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A Bird in Hand

A Bird in Hand

I grew up in Brooklyn, where migrating birds meant pigeons visiting from New Jersey. I have no patience for standing around and staring at branches, trying to see something I’m not going to be able to identify. But hummingbird banding — and bonding — in southern Arizona turned out to be a life list-worthy experience.

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The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth

Originally published in More magazine, this Lowell Thomas award-winning story about visiting a nudist resort is the inspiration for my new memoir’s title, but is not the version included in it. I’ve reserved for the book the far funnier back story of how I got the assignment and what it was really like going undercover — and uncovered.

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