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Ladies Be Free — Go Hands Free
I don’t carry a purse — gave it up years ago living in downtown Los Angeles. It wasn’t so much a safety measure as to have a sense of freedom. For some reason, being completely hands free felt really appealing. A friend of mine had been doing it for years and I thought, “If she can do this, I can definitely make it work”.
So, what do I carry? Basically, a wallet.
Wearing jeans most of the time also doesn’t hurt.
Left rear pocket, wallet.
Right rear pocket, phone.
Left front pocket lip balm.
Your Comprehensive Guide to Starting a Podcast
If you have been looking for a comprehensive guide to organize your thoughts and help you start your own podcast, look no further.
The thought-process and components you need are presented here in a logical, easy to follow, step-by-step sequence.
Concept, Style, Format and Schedule
The first thing you will want to settle on is a concept. What will your podcast be about? Does your concept have enough material to carry an indefinite number of episodes or will it be a lim...
Joshua Tree area Highway 62 Open Studio Art Tours Final Weekend
If you haven’t made it out to see any of the work on this year’s Highway 62 Open Studio Art Tours, you’ve still got this weekend. Pick up a catalog at one of the informational locations, pick out some artists and map your route.
Many of the artists are also on Facebook and Instagram, allowing for a more in-depth look at their work before venturing out.
A trip up to Snake Jagger’s Morongo Valley studio (Studio 8) not only includes many standard sized works in his familiar style, but walk into ...
Want a happier Sunday? Do these 7 things on Saturday
It’s noon on Sunday and you’re already starting to think about heading back to work on Monday. And you’re wondering how you didn’t have any time to just enjoy yourself.
Here are seven basic things to take care of on Saturday (or another day off you may have), to set yourself up for an enjoyable, relaxing Sunday. You’ll be as prepared as you can possibly be for the week ahead, even if some unexpected time sucks get thrown your way:
1. Look at your calendar
What’s coming up next week? Do the ki...
2nd largest art event in California is in the desert
In its 18th year, the Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours organizers are keeping some old favorites and have made some changes to the annual October arts extravaganza that brings people to the Morongo Basin from as far away as Canada.
The most significant change is the expansion of the tours from two to three weekends. With the number of artists on the tours and the time it takes to get to some of the studios, tour director Bill Green said, “It just made sense to expand to three weekends.”
Green is ...
Meaning of Medicine
Medicine means different things to different people. It can be life giving serum from medicinal plants, cold remedies off the drug store shelf, activities you do to relax, or symbols, like animals, that come into our purview, bringing us insight and awareness.
‘Medicine’ was the title of an art collection recently on display at La Matadora Gallery in downtown Joshua Tree.
The show included the work of three artists, Racheal Rios of Tucson and couple Tony Buhagiar and Wendy Lee Gadzuk of Moron...