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March 3, 2017

It’s All About AGING BOLDLY

I’m not a freelance writer any longer. I’ve got a new fascinating job–as editor of a web magazine called NextTribe.com, which is devoted exclusively to women who want to AGE BOLDLY. The site offers information and inspiration with a healthy dose of irreverence. Stories are added every week so you can read everything from the consequences of climate change to the consequences of not doing your kegels. This is how women talk when they’re together, part of a tribe.


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December 21, 2016

Why My New Project is Like a Dog Toy

Coming in February 2017: I’m launching a new web magazine for women 45+. I’ll want you to think of it like your dog thinks of its rubber playtoy. Something you can sink your teeth into and shake around and is fun as hell. Stay tuned.


June 10, 2016

Branching out as a writing coach

Mixed in with my writing over the past 4 years, I’ve been teaching at a private high school. For 3 years, I taught Creative Writing; last year I added Sophomore English, American Literature and British Literature.

I found that I LOVED working with young people–such a refreshing change from the intense media world.

I am not teaching any longer, but I want to keep my connection with young people. I’m offering my services as a writing coach and English tutor. As a writing coach, I can help students (or adults for that matter) with their creative writing projects OR with their all-important college essays.

I have developed a specific program to help students with their essays–such as 13 ways to start an essay, 3 ways to end one and a diagram for the most efficient, readable essay structure. If you want to find out more about my work as a writing coach or an English tutor, click here or send me an e-mail.


November 11, 2014

Worlds Merge at Texas A&M

Texas A&M has been a long-time client for Robb and me. Robb has done photography and videos for them; for me, it’s been writing and editorial consulting. (Link is to my cover story on A&M’s Qatar campus in Spirit magazine.) Though neither of us graduated from Texas A&M, we’ve felt very close to the university through our clients at the A&M Foundation. Now, we can officially say we’re part of the Aggie Family. Our oldest son has been accepted to the aerospace engineering program at A&M and will start next fall. All roads lead to College Station, I guess.


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April 24, 2014

Sherpa Photo Fund

My husband, Robb, shot two stories for National Geographic on the Sherpas, so he’s been very upset about the recent tragedy on Mt. Everest that killed 16 Sherpas who were preparing the routes for other (mostly Western) climbers. Robb and other photographers who have shot in the Himalayas are doing a one-week print sale, with all proceeds going to help the families of those who died and other community projects. Please take a look at the 21 photos for sale ($100 each).


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April 1, 2014

Can Coal Ever Be Clean?

Robb’s story on Global Coal Dependency is out in the April edition of National Geographic. Working on this story around the world and seeing how our use of coal to make electricity has impacted humans and nature inspired Robb to install solar panels at our house—which means we no longer have an electric bill. 


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March 28, 2014

Robb Kendrick: Life in India’s Coal Mines

Extra photos from the coal story plus Robb’s commentary on how he was affected by the poor families in India who live without basic needs (including electricity) so that the developed world can always have power when they need it. Think of that the next time you turn on a light switch. I know I do.

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