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Author: cindymcnatt_00vczj

About me

About me

I can’t rightly remember how long I worked at the Orange County Register–13 or 14 years or something close. Considering that I didn’t apply for the job in the first place, it’s been a long ride. After Gary Krino retired, the editors were searching for […]

“S” is for sad and Slab City

“S” is for sad and Slab City

Sue Grafton’s mysteries are a among a few that I read straight through without looking at technique. It does no good trying to pin her down. I get sucked into the story and before I know it, am surprised at the end. She brilliantly planted […]

Are we afraid of color?

Are we afraid of color?

We swoon over the soft teal fabric with a touch of citron, and the orange accent lamp with the brocade shade. We fall for the red bedspread, and the hand-woven rainbow rug. When our color lust is over, we choose beige. Why? Susan Sargent, author […]

Happy campers

Happy campers

Canned hams and tin can travel — not so suddenly trailer lingo is on the tongue. There has been a revival of vintage camping that shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, old-school trailers are the new focal point at weddings and parties, serving […]

Capturing rain water

Capturing rain water

According to Orange County Public Works, Santa Ana has received 1.58 inches of rain this year when our average for the area is closer to 12. Every drop counts when it comes to the rainy season not only for washing our landscapes clean and hydrating large […]

The Victory Garden

The Victory Garden

Here is an illustration I did awhile back and it works for my novel, The Victory Garden, about a Japanese farm girl interned at Manzanar. It turns out the word manzanar means apple orchard in Spanish! I’ve finally completed the full-length manuscript and keeping my […]

Stupid Lupus: 6 ways to feel good

Stupid Lupus: 6 ways to feel good

Okay, so something special is going to happen. You’re a bridesmaid in a wedding, your high school reunion is coming up, and you have a big day planned with friends or family. You need to feel good for one single day, at least! 6 tips […]