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Well, it’s been a long time hasn’t it? “Neglectful” doesn’t even begin to describe how I’ve let this blog collect dust. For the record, my houseplants have a tendency to die from neglect, as well. Thank goodness I didn’t have children, right?

Anyway, there’s way too much to update since my last post, but the first order of business is that my site was hacked not once but twice. Not only hacked, but they took it upon themselves when they set up the phishing emails off of my domain to just go ahead and wipe out all my content as well. I mean hey, if you going to screw me over with phishing sites that are gonna get my domain banned if I don’t catch them in time, why not go whole hog and just get rid of all my content that I worked on for years, as well?

Suck it, hackers. I wish I could send my favorite fictional US Marshal from Kentucky (see above) to open up a can of whoop ass on ’em.

Fortunately, thanks to the wonders of the Wayback Machine, I’ve been slowly going back and collecting and re-posting old content, so it’s not a total loss. Not that my let previous posts were exactly setting the world on fire, mind you, but the thought of just starting over completely from scratch with nothing was a bit too much to bear. Although I suppose starting over from scratch on the design as isn’t an entirely bad thing.

Speaking of which, I just want to apologize for that goddawful salmon color that the blog used to be. Honestly, I do not know what I was thinking when I picked that color. So right now the parchment background and the new colors of the logo are in place temporarily until I can design something a little more snazzy. I’ve been busy building another website and trying to get it pretty much complete and fully operational before I jump to another task, but things have changed a little bit that are causing me to pull this blog out, dust it off,and get it show-ready again.

I think I was in Mississippi when I last blogged here, or maybe Indiana. Anyway, now I’m in Kentucky and have been here for almost 2 years. Wow, time flies.

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The reason I’m dusting off the blog now is because my living situation is changing so that instead of spending seven days a week sitting at a computer for 10 to 12 hours a day to try to hustle a living, between new writing gigs and another move to a cheaper location, I should be having a lot more time to travel. So that means fresh content for this blog and hopefully some paid content for other sites devoted to travel.

I love TV, but writing about The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones spoilers we get a week out gets a little old. Really, you’d be surprised. (Yeah, I know, first world problems.)

So anyway, the bottom line of this quick update is to say please bear with me while I redesign and make the blog better, and look for  some new content coming up. Also, I have a few other little things brewing besides adding in some podcasting, or blab, periscope or whatever crazy tools all the kids are using these days. I’ve always been passionate about jewelry and learn to make it. So yes, just like one of the Portlandia skits I will likely be making jewelry pretty soon. However, I’m also going to launch a line of BoHo inspired jewelry that’s not handmade to get a good basic collection in a shop and then add handmade pieces as I go.

For the shop, I plan to shoot photos in exotic locales in Kentucky and throughout the Midwest. 😉

It has been a while since I got back out to the desert, so I’m thinking that a trip out to the southwest with this killer first collection might be in the works, as the jewelry in this first collection is going to have that vintage copper-like patina and turquoise, so it screams southwestern desert.

So don’t give up on this website just yet. I was hacked, but I’m coming back.