Self Publishing a Quirky Texas Travel Guide in 2014

January 9, 2014
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Tui Snider's Unexpected Texas travel book cover (photo by Tui Snider)

From the A to Z Challenge to Writing a Book Back in April of 2013, at the urging of my dear friend and fabulous creativity cheerleader Morgan Dragonwillow, I took the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. For my A to Z Blogging Challenge theme, I chose “quirky Texas” since I knew I could fill…

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Review: The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess in Dallas, Texas

December 15, 2013
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Alicia Hall Moran as Bess and Nathaniel Stampley as Porgy in the The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Photo by Michael J. Lutch.

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess: A Tony Award Winning Musical After winning several prestigious awards (including the 2012 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical) The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is now playing at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas as part of the AT&T Performing Arts Broadway Lexus Series. Even if you…

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Reverb13: iPhone Photos as Soul Food

December 3, 2013
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Reverb13: What nourishes your soul? The following Reverb13 prompt comes from Kylie Bellard: The way we nourish ourselves determines our ability to shine our light in the world. And nourishment doesn’t just come in the form of food and drink and sunshine; it’s equally important to nourish your spirit. What made your soul feel most…

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True Spooks 2013: True Ghost Stories

October 25, 2013
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Picnic table skull (photo by Tui Snider)

Welcome to the 2013 True Spooks blog carnival No matter what you believe, ghost stories can be a lot of fun! Each year, I host a Blog Carnival with true ghost stories as its theme. If you’re still in the mood for more spooky tales after reading this batch, check out past years’ ghost stories…

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Haunted Travel blog carnival

October 21, 2013
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Where does Poetry Hide?

October 2, 2013
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OctPoWriMo Day 2 prompt: Where does poetry hide? Where Does Poetry Hide? Poetry gathers dust in the corner It peers up through stains on the floor Thriving in haphazard textures It’s all this and so much more Poetry lives in all we rush past Undervalued, overlooked, swept aside I found one once tucked in a…

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Prejoicing for OctPoWriMo, Blogtoberfest & 31 Days

October 1, 2013
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Day One: Prejoicing! I want to share last night’s dream: I’m walking through Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle with my pal, Woofmutt, when an elderly shopkeeper waves us over and asks, “Do you kids like words?” “Sure,” I say. “Of course,” adds Woofmutt. “We’re writers.” “Thought so,” the man says. He then launches into…

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Road Trip Travel Tips

September 30, 2013
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Come to My Senses by Mental Mosaic

September 26, 2013
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Texas wildflowers (photo by Tui Snider)

Mental Mosaic – The Band Back in March of 2013, I started sharing my songs on this blog. Well, OK, so far I’ve only shared this one: “Undertow”, but there are plenty more where that came from! Why do I call my band Mental Mosaic? Mostly because I didn’t want to get hung up trying…

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