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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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

on Comedy

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 …

The Aging Hippie: Prayer Tree of  Spring

The Aging Hippie: Prayer Tree of Spring

By Amy Martin on March 1, 2016  In my backyard, there is a tree that blooms. When we moved here many years ago, it was lost in the darkness of oaks and cedar elms that grew to tower over it. An odd scrawny tree with tough green skin like a succulent instead of bark, it bore tiny round leaves in …

Vivian Castleberry: A pioneer in moving women and humanity forward through peace

Vivian Castleberry: A pioneer in moving women and humanity forward through peace

A pioneer of women’s rights and international peace for 80 years, she contemplates retirement for real, but first has one last goal to meet by Amy Martin Vivian Castleberry is not ready to retire from retirement, even at age 93. By 1984, when she left the Dallas Times Herald after 28 years, she’d revolutionized how newspapers cover women’s issues. At …

Kyle Kinane at Amphibian Stage Productions standup comedy series

Kyle Kinane at Amphibian Stage Productions standup comedy series

on Comedy

Fort Worth — Kyle Kinane seemed like an odd choice to kick off a comedy series at a cerebral theater like Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth. He dresses like a lumberjack, has a beard big enough for birds to nest in, and his Twitter feed reads like missives from a reprobate on the road. And in his wanton way, …

Amphibian Stage Productions kicks off a new stand-up comedy series

Amphibian Stage Productions kicks off a new stand-up comedy series

on Comedy

Photo: Comedy Central Kyle Kinane Laughs and ‘Phibs With comics hand-picked by Baron Vaughn. First up: Kyle Kinane. by Amy Martin published Friday, February 19, 2016 Fort Worth — It’s an election year; we all need a laugh. But comedy clubs tend to be overcrowded with a loud and obnoxious audience. Sub-par food and drink is foisted on you—two-drink minimum …

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