Transform your Relationship with Poison Oak & Ivy with Amy Martin’s Latest Book

Transform your Relationship with Poison Oak & Ivy with Amy Martin’s Latest Book

Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant   by Amy Martin www.Itchy.Biz Everything you need to know about poison oak and ivy but are too itchy to ask   An estimated 50 million people endure the poison oak and ivy rash each year. Fear nature no more! North Texas-based …

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North Texas Wild: Smart phone apps enhance your connection to nature

North Texas Wild: Smart phone apps enhance your connection to nature

on Nature

Point your StarWalk app at the night sky to get quick astromical IDs. Amy Martin has compiled the ultimate nature app guide.   By Amy Martin  Aug. 8, 2016 Ever seen someone out in nature with the nose to a smart phone? It may not be a case of social-media addiction. More likely they’re using an app to enhance their outdoor …

Upright, All Night: Upright Citizens Brigade review

Upright, All Night: Upright Citizens Brigade review

on Comedy

The Upright Citizens Brigrade Touring Company engages in excellent long-form improv at Dallas City Performance Hall. by Amy Martin published Monday, August 1, 2016 Dallas — Just go. That’s great advice whenever a top-flight improvisational comedy group comes through town. Even if you’ve never watched a national improv ensemble before. Even if the only improv you’ve seen is based on …

Review: Aaron Aryanpur | Backdoor Comedy Club | Doubletree Hotel

Review: Aaron Aryanpur | Backdoor Comedy Club | Doubletree Hotel

on Comedy

Spite Flight Dallas comic Aaron Aryanpur celebrates the release of his new CD In Spite Of, which was briefly No.1 on the iTunes Comedy charts, with a show at Backdoor Comedy Club. by Amy Martin published Monday, August 1, 2016 Aaron Aryanpur is a man of process. Those who’ve followed his career for more than a decade have watched his evolution from …

Parodist Found: “Weird Al” Yankovic review

Parodist Found: “Weird Al” Yankovic review

on Comedy

Photo by Kyle Cassidy    At AT&T Performing Arts Center, Weird Al Yankovic proves why his genius song parodies have kept him popular for four decades. by Amy Martin published Tuesday, July 19, 2016   Dallas — It was the summer of 2013 and I was sitting in Dream Café in Addison. A rather infectious pop song caught my ear, seemed …

Review: Rush Limbaugh in Night School

Review: Rush Limbaugh in Night School

on Comedy

Photo: Chuck Marcelo of Alex Duva   Charlie Varon’s satire is played for maximum laughs by the young, talented actors of Fun House Theatre and Film. by Amy Martin published Sunday, July 10, 2016 Dallas — Could there be anything more appropriate for these times than Rush Limbaugh in blackface playing Othello while he pines for a ‘60s feminist left-wing radical …

North Texas Wild: A rollicking tour of iconic Northeast Texas prairies

North Texas Wild: A rollicking tour of iconic Northeast Texas prairies

on Nature

By Amy Martin  The Native Prairies Association of Texas hosted a prairie tour in Northeast Texas in early June. Intrepid Green Source DFW columnist tagged along on the day-long charter bus tour that ended with a rainbow over Daphne Prairie in Franklin County. Photos by Stalin SM. DAWN IS NO TIME TO BE ALIVE Saturday June 5, 7 a.m. I’m one of the last …

Dork Matter:  Jackie Kashian review

Dork Matter: Jackie Kashian review

on Comedy

Jackie Kashian ventures out of the Dork Forest and into Amphibian Stage Productions’ stand-up comedy series. by Amy Martin published Saturday, June 11, 2016 Photo: Michael Helms Fort Worth — Jackie Kashian is a buccaneer of liberal wit who exudes smart nimble verbal swordplay, able to eviscerate Trump with remarkably few words. She’s a one-woman stupidity detector, exposing the frontal-cortex …

North Texas Wild: Fort Worth Nature Center offers window into region’s wild past

North Texas Wild: Fort Worth Nature Center offers window into region’s wild past

on Nature

The Fort Worth Nature Center’s bison herd is one of its biggest draws. Photos courtesy of Fort Worth Nature Center unless otherwise noted. By Amy Martin  June 7, 2016 Are these on your hiking bucket list: ancient limestone bluffs, prairies and post oak savannahs, upland oak mottes and bottomland forests, a wide lazy river with marshes and a tiny magical …

Believe in Laughter: Ryan Singer review

Believe in Laughter: Ryan Singer review

on Comedy

Ryan Singer deftly mixes the mind-expanding and the not-so-heady in Amphibian Stage Productions’ Stand-Up Comedy series.   by Amy Martin published Saturday, May 21, 2016 Fort Worth — Let us be glad for the Ohio Dogman, Midwest’s version of Bigfoot. Without being regaled with its tales for much of his childhood, the belief-embracing, consciousness-expanding aspects of comedian Ryan Singer might …

Local author’s poison ivy book offers relief for the itchy

Local author’s poison ivy book offers relief for the itchy

By Julie Thibodeaux Green Source DFW columnist Amy Martin recently published a book on poison ivy called “Itchy Business.” In this interview, Martin talks about the plant that inspired her to write the book and what she learned over the years from coping with it. Photos courtesy of Scooter Smith. May 3, 2016 JT: WHY DID YOU WRITE THIS BOOK? AM: To reduce suffering, …

Itchy Talks by Amy Martin: Making Poison Oak and Ivy Fun

Itchy Talks by Amy Martin: Making Poison Oak and Ivy Fun

What results when you combine the topic of poison oak and ivy with a journalist who has 20 years experience in public speaking? Great talks that are super informative while being very upbeat and funny. All drawn from the book Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant. Complete details …

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