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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Dork Matter:  Jackie Kashian review

Dork Matter: Jackie Kashian review

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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

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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

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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 …

North Texas Wild: Two local fests celebrate the prairie we call home

North Texas Wild: Two local fests celebrate the prairie we call home

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By Amy Martin 0 Comments April 26, 2016 What if word got out that all but one percent of the Piney Woods ecosystem of East Texas had been leveled? There would be a huge public response. People love trees. But native grasses? By and large North Texans have not risen to their defense. Perhaps it’s because our Blackland Prairie lacks the …

The Aging Hippie: Dancing to Big Band Memories

The Aging Hippie: Dancing to Big Band Memories

by Amy Martin   I watched as he faded into the mist of memories the music had evoked. “This was before your time, of course,” my father said. Though his vision was failing and his health frail, a smile crossed his face as he leaned back into his easy chair. “It’s the most beautiful song ever written,” he said, as …

North Texas Wild: 7 best places for long hikes in DFW

North Texas Wild: 7 best places for long hikes in DFW

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photo: Oak Cliff Nature Preserve in Dallas offers 8 miles of trails on 120 acres. Courtesy of Texas Land Conservancy By Amy Martin April 5, 2016 Escape from the urban stress and get in shape on some of the wildest trails in North Texas. Nothing shakes off the winter doldrums like a long, vigorous hike on a dirt path. Or …

Q&A with comedian Elayne Boosler

Q&A with comedian Elayne Boosler

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Photo: Elayne Boosler The comic, who performs at the Kessler Theater Thursday, on her career in comedy and her passion for animal rescue groups. by Amy Martin published Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Dallas — If you were into comedy in the ‘80s, you were into Elayne Boosler. She was everywhere. Touring, television, talk shows — omnipresent on the Late Show …

Poll My Finger: Babes in Electionland

Poll My Finger: Babes in Electionland

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Fun House Theatre and Film and improv troupe The Victims gear up for political comedy with Babes in Electionland Plano — Children writing about adults being childish. Such is the state of politics today and the premise of Babes in Electionland, a sketch comedy show written by the young actors of Fun House Theatre and Film and performed this weekend …

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