The Twist Podcast #80: Hashtag Colonoscopy, Weirdest Town and City Names, and the Week in Headlines


Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we talk about the importance of colonoscopies, endoscopies and preventive care, weirdest town, city and place names, and the week in headlines.

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Lee Lynch’s Amazon Trail: Going to the Doctor’s

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The Amazon Trail: Going to the Doctor’s
By Lee Lynch

“Visiting the doctor doesn’t have to be all gloom and doom,” said my sweetheart. “We can make it fun.”

Remember the all-powerful, usually white male doctors of childhood? From the waiting room you could hear kids scream. Vaccines were terrifying. You had to undress. Sometimes my mother would take me for a milkshake afterward, yet, to this day, my blood pressure is higher (and I always weigh more) in the examining room.

I was seeing a hand surgeon for a left thumb brace to balance the one I wear on the right. I have Eaton stage III thumb CMC arthritis bilaterally, etc., blah, blah, blah, blah. Which means arthritis with a capital “A.”

As with most things in our rural area, the surgeon is located a bit over an hour from our home, but, oh, the hills and valleys we pass! Someday, we agreed, we would explore them. It’s hard to pry us from our cozy nest on weekends, but until my sweetheart is hired for a so-far elusive new job, she’s free. A lightbulb went on for her: why not explore those hills and valleys on the way to the doctor’s?
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The Twist Podcast #79: Blue Skies After the Midterms


Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we talk about the midterm election results, a renewed hope for sanity in governance, and the week in headlines.

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One Thing or Another Podcast: An Interview with Molly DeVoss, Cat Behaviorist


This week’s interview sheds light on an animal many of us share our lives with and many others consider mysterious: the cat. Having recently adopted a new one named Wilma who came from a hoarder situation, I found myself in need of help and was fortunate enough to be put in touch with Molly DeVoss. The results have been amazing.

After speaking and emailing with Molly about our new cat’s issues and how to resolve them, I had the pleasure of interviewing her. She’s as knowledgeable and generous with her time and expertise as she is kind and outgoing, and I know listeners will get as much from this chat with Molly as I did.

Be sure to check out her organization, Cat Behavior Solutions (catbehaviorsolutions.org), and consider making a donation when you stop by.

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The Twist Podcast #78: Red Caboose Motel, Fort Collins Cool, and Trolling the White House Lawn


Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we talk about Halloween, The Red Caboose Motel, Fort Collins cool, President Troll, and the week in headlines.

#redcaboosemotel #travel #twistpodcast #fortcollinsCO #lgbtnews

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Halloween/Birthday eBook Giveaway: Black Cat White Paws – A Maggie Dahl Mystery

I’ve got a birthday coming up Sunday, AND it’s my favorite holiday next week. Nothing says coven member like a good Halloween eBook giveaway, so here it is: Free from October 27 – October 31, after which it shrivels in the sunlight, Black Cat White Paws: A Maggie Dahl Mystery.

And be sure to check out the audiobook version on Audible, read by the fabulous Holly Palance (you can listen to my interview with her on the One Thing or Another podcast HERE).

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One Thing or Another Podcast: Marshall Thornton Interview


This week’s interview features author Marshall Thornton, mystery maestro, prolific writer and current Michigander (or, if you prefer, Michiganian). Marshall talks with me about his career trajectory, his life past and present, and the realities of making a living as a writer.

About Marshall Thornton:

Marshall Thornton writes two popular mystery series, the Boystown Mysteries and the Pinx Video Mysteries. He has won the Lambda Award for Gay Mystery twice, once for each series. His romantic comedy, Femme was also a 2016 Lambda finalist for Best Gay Romance. Other books include My Favorite Uncle, The Ghost Slept Over and Masc, the sequel to Femme. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America.

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