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I have been relentless in my quest for tantalizing tales and by listening to wisdom keepers and sages and turning my own life into an adventure, I have acquired a rich collection.

Join me here weekly and be prepared for a steady diet of yarns and stories that will leave you in tears and laughter and sometimes a bit of both.

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Cars Land Grand Opening Celebration

Posted on June 24th, 2012 in News

Cars Land Grand Opening Celebration

On June 14, 2012, Michael Wallis joined the cast and crew of Cars for the grand opening celebration of Cars Land — the newest addition to Disneyland’s California Adventure Park. Cars Land saw record breaking attendance during the grand opening, welcoming 43,000 visitors.

Hotel Nevada

Posted on December 1st, 2011 in Stories

Hotel Nevada If you ever have the pleasure of traveling the remnants of the Lincoln Highway in Nevada, be sure to make some time for Ely. Like many other night ramblers, I have been seduced by the glow of the lights of this lively town, where there are plenty of places to take a hot […]

The Big Woods

Posted on November 25th, 2011 in Stories

In 1979, photographer Zigy Kaluzny and I traveled to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington to do a story about the everyday life of loggers who lived in what they commonly called the big woods. It proved to be a memorable assignment. Although we deplored logging techniques that led to wholesale clear-cutting of ancient timber and […]

The Blue Horseshoe

Posted on November 18th, 2011 in Stories

Whenever I think of Mexico, certain images come to mind — bullfights, sunsets the color of enchiladas, Pancho Villa, and, always, tequila. Although I gave up on strong drink many years ago, I still respect the historical and cultural significance of this beverage that for so long has quenched the thirsts of so many people.

Hotel California

Posted on November 11th, 2011 in Stories

If I decided to move to Los Angeles, I would live in the Chateau Marmont Hotel. This cultural monument overlooking Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood has provided sanctuary for the famous and the infamous since its doors first opened in 1927.