Words, Music and Musings from Mississippi’s Shannon McNally

“I hate the term ‘female singer-songwriter’, or ‘woman musician’. It makes me recoil,” says singer-songwriter, accomplished guitarist and sought-after collaborator Shannon McNally.  I also hate hearing about ‘girls’ night out, or ‘ladies night’ – let’s get one thing straight; if you’re a lady, and you’re at a bar alone, you shouldn’t have to buy your…

In Pink Pursuit: A Day on the Slopes with Komen Aspen’s Ski for the Cure

The last race/competition/knock-myself-out-for-a- cause was a Team-In-Training marathon I ran about 8 years ago.  I raised $3000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and ran the Mardi Gras Marathon in pre-Katrina New Orleans – the course was below sea level, totally flat, full of free strands of beads and beer-filled aid stations; all-in-all, my kind…

The Real Spin on Pole Dancing

Snowmass Village, CO – Snicker. Smirk.  Raised eyebrows; I can virtually see the raised eyebrows on the profile pics of about 13 of my close, personal 399 Facebook friends. I’d taken to the cyber streets to drum up some input for an article about the Pole Dancing fitness craze.  Base Camp Grill was hosting a…