The La Quinta Storm of 2014


It sounds a bit melodramatic, but the La Quinta Storm of 2014 was the worst one that I can remember in the 35 years that I have lived in the desert. It did affect the whole desert area, but since I live in La Quinta, and we were one of the hardest hit areas, the […]

8 Summer Running Tips


It is heating up in the desert. Which makes sense, considering that summer has officially started. As I write this it is 113 outside. All this makes running a tougher sport than it already is. But it feels like only 109! Summer Running Tips Running in the summer can be challenging, but here are a […]

I Am Distraught

28 Challenge

You know about my husband, the Dog, Cat, and Calf Rescuer. While we both are animal lovers, my husband Alan goes above and beyond the norm to rescue, care for, and love animals. That is why we are involved in a crazy situation that truly is devastating for both of us (Alan in particular). Alan […]

Welcome to La Quinta, Land of the Stench

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

I love my city. I love the desert. I do not love the Salton Sea. As reported in newspapers as far away as San Francisco, a stench wafted over Southern California on Monday, which prompted hundreds of calls to officials and even forced one school to cancel recess. The probable source of the foul odor? […]