A Final Dose of Chicken Fried Therapy

In the silky-smooth words of Ray Price, Don’t look so sad, I know it’s over… Some of you might already know that before FLY FISH CHICK, I started a blog called CHICKEN FRIED THERAPY. I wrote stories about life as a divorced mom and all the hilarity that came along with that plus being single [...]

Crane Hatch in Austin. No–not this kind.

I am used to seeing a hatch of these cranes along the Austin skyline…   but I’ve never seen a hatch of actual crane flies here. As in the bug variety. Also known as Mosquito Hawks. I’ve just never seen them here before, but lately these bugs have been everywhere: They’re on my bathroom ceiling, in the kitchen [...]

A Blueprint for Excess

My life motto tends to be, “If some is good, more is better!” Given this attitude I’m lucky that drugs aren’t my thing, although this mentality did prove tricky with some natural supplements I once self-prescribed. They were so successful at managing back pain that I just doubled my dosage causing me to faint at [...]

Moonpies, Troutnuts and March Madness

Fasten your seatbelt cause we have a lot of ground to cover. I am going to give you a rocket-speed look backward at a busy February which included our first ever 5K run, Mardi Gras in Mobile, a culinary girls weekend here in Austin, and GRTU Troutfest. Then a fast-forward snapshot of what’s going on [...]

Water Fowl Play

There is something fishy about these ducks propped in a chair having just been plucked off the wall, but it’s not as malicious as it sounds. Since I have just watched the movie Moneyball, I’d like to think of these ducks as being traded, not flat out cut. Yall know that the Professor is an [...]

One Pho the Money, Two Pho the Show

I have been hankering to try a new Vietnamese-French bistro in my hood called Elizabeth Street Cafe, which has an awesome sign that boasts “Noodles-Banh Mi-Boulangerie”. Well, I went for the first time today and loved it. Inherently my taste buds lean French but I did some homework on Vietnamese fare and have to say [...]

Low Sodium

Apparently, there is an actual medical term for the acute condition from which I am currently suffering: Hyponatremia. In layman’s terms, that means salt deficiency. Salt deficiency? Oh yeah, I’ve got it, got it real bad. You see, I have absolutely zero saltwater trips on the calendar. I realize how good I had it with [...]

But You Can Blow a Kiss

It’s been a red-hot week here in Mobile, reading, speaking and selling copies of ‘Paddlefish’ at a whole host of book events. On Friday I had my first ever signing in a bookstore. I was at a fantastic independent bookshop called Page & Palette in Fairhope, Alabama. They are known for scheduling topnotch authors and [...]