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Alison Rich

Quirky and irreverent are two words that Alison Rich uses to describe her writing style. “I’m a serious writer who doesn’t take herself too seriously,” reveals Rich, who readily admits the paradoxical nature of her statement. “I want my stories — and, now, my blogs — to provoke thoughts, stir emotions and help readers see a topic in a way they’ve never seen it before,” she says. “But a little humor every now and then is also an absolute must. In my humble opinion, a piece that lacks personality is just plain boring!” And boring is definitely not how we’d describe Rich’s work, which is one reason we tapped her as the newest contributor to our growing blogosphere. A member of this magazine’s editorial team since 2006, she’ll be blogging about food, family and fitness on a regular basis. “I'm so excited! And what’s really great is there’s no shortage of subject matter in the Fort Worth area. I could go on and on about any number of blog-worthy topics — the more random, the better! If anything, my only challenge will keeping word count to a minimum,” she says laughing. “And believe me, anyone who knows me well will most certainly attest to that fact!”

One of golf’s most lofty names is landing back in town. Starting next year, the newly launched Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Co. will roll out a set of golf clubs — the first Ben Hogan-branded clubs to hit the market in seven years. Perry Ellis Intern... Read more

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Wth all the hooves and hoopla hitting the ground at the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show this month and next, it’s easy to get swept away by the pageantry. And rightly so. From farm-raised beasts to fresh-air feasts, Stock Show visitors... Read more

Culture

This year, Nov. 28 (aka Turkey Day) officially kicks off the holiday season (although some big-box retailers would likely demur, as they seem convinced that summer is, in fact, the peachiest time to start hawking Christmas trees. Can’t quite wrap... Read more

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Fencing off the site during the construction phase, "The Biggest Comic Strip in Texas" starred the Sundance Kid on 36 panels. Workers ... Read more

Features

If you’re anything like us, the idea of gaining entrée into some of Fort Worth’s most fabulous home-based culinary quarters is an intriguing one indeed. As it turns out, that idea will become reality this month, as six River Crest homeowners open... Read more

Features

So tell me: Who travels to the south of France — a gastronomic tour de force and also quite possibly the most beautiful place on the planet — and actually loses weight? The answer, my friends, is “moi.” The culprit, it seems, wasn’t jet lag (tha... Read more

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As I (attempt to) write this blog, my house is a veritable hive of activity. I say “attempt to” because I’ve been interrupted no less than 49 times since launching this (what seems like) quite futile endeavor. What gives? My kids are leaving on ... Read more

Voice

As I write this blog, I’m just settling back at my desk after a lovely visit to a local retirement community. (To bring you up to speed, I’m working on a feature for our September issue on retirement homes.) But this place doesn’t resemble your “... Read more

Voice

Ah, the dog days of summer are upon us … the time when days seem longer and lazier, tank tops and flip-flops replace jackets and boots, and such phrases as “beat the heat” and “the mercury is rising” become part of the daily lexicon (and really b... Read more

Voice

If I seem a bit less than my usual perky self today, it’s because it’s Sunday evening and I’m still a bit weary from the weekend — thanks to my abbreviated sleep schedule resulting from an eighth-grade post-graduation bash held from midnight to 6... Read more

Voice

My dad, bless his clueless 65-year-old heart. The dude means well. But he has no inkling of what it’s like to be a parent these days, where frenetic schedules crimp our mental and physical bandwidth, and smartphones help us from feeling completel... Read more

Fort Worth

If you’re a fan of the magazine (and since you’ve landed here in our blog section, I’m willing to bet you are), then you’ve probably perused our monthly “Hometown Hero” page. Sponsored by Shale Exploration, it spotlights local folks who — in one ... Read more

Voice

Me, with fellow Ironman aid station volunteers, taking a quick break from our hydration duties to mug for the cam. Can you guess the most populated place in Fort Worth on a Saturday afternoon? (Besid... Read more

Voice

My regularly scheduled programming hereby pre-empted (translation: I bumped the Costco-related blog I promised last week until next time) by this belated Mother’s Day missive. First off, I hope all you moms enjoyed some well-deserved relaxation.... Read more

Voice

Got your attention, huh? Well, let me assure you: This week’s blog isn’t as salacious as it sounds. (But still quite an arresting title, I agree!) The “naked meal” I’m referring to in this case is salmon. Yes, salmon! And when you procure a ... Read more

Eat & Drink

He was a musical force to reckon with — and a beloved fixture in the Fort Worth community. With Van Cliburn’s passing in February, the globe lost one of the grandest pianists ever to tickle the ivories. Cliburn was a world-class virtuoso, to be s... Read more

Culture

I think Erma Bombeck said it best: When humor goes, there goes civilization. A darling of the newspaper world for more than three decades, the late humorist gained great fame — and fans — for her witty, no-holds-barred opinions on life. I tend t... Read more

Fort Worth

I got good news and bad news today. Since I’m a positive chick, I’ll start with the good: Starting with the May issue, I’ll be penning the parenting/family column for the magazine! (Cue the applause.) The bad news? I’ll be penning the parenting/f... Read more

Voice

When it comes to fitness (well, undeniably, when it comes to most things) I’m an overachiever. And my main competitor is (as it is for most people, really) myself. That working out allows me to push my limits and discover my strengths while achie... Read more

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