• Blog,  My Skoolie Conversion

    My Skoolie Conversion: Truman The Toilet

    Now that I have nearly completed the conversion of Bubba the Bus; I’m not going to lie; there have been challenges, trials, errors, countless bruises, scrapes, and cuts. I have spills, miscuts, miscalculations, good ideas that didn’t work and unexpected solutions that did. Both Bubba and I have some permanent scars and dings–that give us character and memories, that will last into the future. With only about 60 days left until I depart on my next big adventure, I often find myself contemplating the entire process; from that first train ride a year ago, to where I am now; preparing to live fulltime on the road, in a short bus.…

  • Music

    Album Review: Tara Hack, NYC

    From the Archives: This review originally appeared on my award-winning blog, TNBTA® a few years ago.  A lot has happened! Looking forward to catching up with Tara in 2020 on my upcoming Pandora Radio show. Until then….Enjoy! “In San Francisco, I was lucky enough to play with Jason Adamo,” says Tara with her whimsical giggle filtering through the air. “He asked if I wanted to take a vocal lesson, and I said, ‘Yeah, sure.’ I’m thinking I should get my ‘go-go-go’s’ ready. We went to the bar, took a shot of whiskey and high fived each other. Best vocal lesson I ever had.” Tara loves Panera bread, Greek Salads, tomato…

  • Montara, California
    Blog,  My Travel

    Travels With Bubba the Bus: Montara, California

    A few weeks ago, I had been in Sacramento, California with friends, eating tamales, drinking tequila and struggling through my non-fiction book proposal. The next morning, I went to Starbucks Coffee on 56th & H. I stared at my blank computer screen, steam rising from my White girl Latte, when, I overheard a man at the next table shout into his cell phone with alarming volume “YOU NEED TO FOCUS!”  He said a lot more things, but, I didn’t hear them. It were those three words that moved me to what new-age gurus call; inspired action. Within 60 seconds flat, I had clicked on Groupon, found their Flash Sale section…

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