October 20, 2017

I am often asked for advice on long-term RVing and am delighted to share what I've learned. If you prepare well (and perhaps even you don’t), life on the road can be filled with wonderful adventures and a good many misadventures! I’m a writer and my husband, who is sev...

October 12, 2017

Chirper, an Eastern screech owl, under the care of the Cape Fear Raptor Center.

I had the pleasure this week of visiting with some of the birds that are under the care of the Cape Fear Raptor Center in Rocky Point, North Carolina. The organization educates the public on...

October 4, 2017

My photograph, Shrimper off Topsail, will be on display at the State of the Art, Art of the State exhibition at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina from Oct. 8 to July 8.

May 27, 2016

Topsail’s Turtles, Episode 2 of Wild Life! Wild Places!, on Pet Life Radio, is now available for listening. In this program, I take you to North Carolina where I am helping monitor sea turtle activity on Topsail, one of the state’s barrier islands. Topsail is a norther...

November 27, 2015

I apologize for neglecting this blog in recent days. I've been holed up writing, but will soon resume posting on this site.

Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades, 2nd edition, a book I edited, has just been released, and Celebrating America's National Parks, a boo...

August 2, 2015

We thought he was limping because he’d injured his leg while running from one end of the RV to the other in delighted excitement over our coming home. Mac greeted us with this ritual of a mad dash every single time we entered the door. But … the limp wouldn’t be traced...

June 4, 2015

Six sea turtles were returned to the ocean off Topsail Island, North Carolina, this morning after having been healed of illness or injury by the staff and volunteers of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. One by one, in slings or in the arms...

May 14, 2015

Gary "Montana" Robert is a multi-award-winning stuntman and stunt coordinator who has worked on more than 700 TV shows and films from CHiPs and The Dukes of Hazzard to Forrest Gump, Platoon, Underworld, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and Fast and Furious.

Gary b...

April 13, 2015


I'll be closing out my show, On the Road with Mac and Molly that airs on the Pet Life Radio network (, with a final episode that will center on Mac and the bone cancer that claimed his life. This isn't the end, however, for m...

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