My Portfolio

I started ghostwriting in 2009 and in that time I have penned hundreds, if not thousands of articles and 15 books. Despite this large body of work, like all of us who've made our living as a ghost, until relatively recently, I had very little to show for it. Six months after Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide was published in 2015, I decided I needed to change that. Below are some of my bylined pieces.
 
  • Adventurous Things to Do in Puerto Rico
    Adventurous Things to Do in Puerto Rico

    Ask anyone who’s been to Puerto Rico about their vacation and most will say they walked the streets of Old San Juan learning the history of the island. (The United States captured Puerto Rico from Spain, with the island becoming a U.S. territory in 1898.) El Morro, an old Spanish fortification, is the No. 1...

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  • Can CBD Oil (Cannabidiol) Help Relieve Your Anxiety and Other Mental Disorders?
    Can CBD Oil (Cannabidiol) Help Relieve Your Anxiety and Other Mental Disorders?

    Anxiety is one of the most common reasons people take CBD oil and related products. As it happens, out of CBD’s many uses, anxiety relief has some of the strongest medical research evidence. Most notably, a 2011 study by Brazilian researchers found that CBD reduced anxiety caused by public speaking in people with social anxiety...

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  • Wraparound Dehumidification Technology for Cannabis Grows
    Wraparound Dehumidification Technology for Cannabis Grows

    In these conditions, sensitive cannabis plants become vulnerable to mold, powdery mildew, and bud rot (Botrytis). In addition, moisture-saturated environments inhibit the uptake of nutrients from the soil. This scenario creates further stress for the plants, which thrive only when humidity is precisely controlled. Many growers attempt to manage humidity levels through the use of...

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  • New Cannabinoid Discovery: THCP
    New Cannabinoid Discovery: THCP

    Research into the properties of cannabis is ongoing, and new discoveries are the order of the day. As exploratory technology advances, researchers are learning more about the profoundly fertile nature of the Cannabis sativa plant. One fascinating development is the recent discovery of a new pair of cannabinoids with similar chemical structures to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and...

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  • Researching CBD – Looking for Limits
    Researching CBD – Looking for Limits

    Cannabidiol (CBD) has been highly touted and heavily hyped. Its medicinal qualities are perceived as limitless by some, and its non-psychoactive nature makes it suitable for just about anyone—or so it has been claimed. Entrepreneurs are jumping in on CBD as rapidly and in abundance. CBD has been sold as oil, in capsules and syrups,...

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  • Cannabis Analysis and Advanced Lab Equipment
    Cannabis Analysis and Advanced Lab Equipment

    Robust consumer demand has put the cannabis industry on the fast track to sustainable profitability. But strict regulatory frameworks require careful monitoring and planning on the part of cannabis growers, manufacturers, and retailers. This helps guarantee quality control, although it does put the onus on cannabis entrepreneurs to stay compliant with ever-evolving rules. These legal...

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  • From Mesoamerica to the Chia Pet Smoothies: The Evolution of the Chia Seed
    From Mesoamerica to the Chia Pet Smoothies: The Evolution of the Chia Seed

    I originally wrote this for an off grid publication. It is republished here with permission.  Did you have a Chia Pet growing up? Maybe you aren’t as old as I am, but I ordered my very own Chia Pet off the back of a comic book in the late 1970s. I was 11 at the...

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  • Federal Financial Aid Back on College Kids with Cannabis Convictions
    Federal Financial Aid Back on College Kids with Cannabis Convictions

    Within the Higher Education Act, Section 484 (r) states, “A student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance[.]” This statement is accompanied by a table of ineligibility periods...

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  • Local Vape Bans Will be Major Blow to American Retailers
    Local Vape Bans Will be Major Blow to American Retailers

    In Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker issued a ban in September that covered all vaping products for both tobacco and cannabis. Soon after, a judge ordered that the ban either needed to be lifted in part or kept in place. A further ruling stated that medical cannabis should be exempt. As of Tuesday, November 12, 2019,...

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  • NHS Cannabis Prescriptions Approved but Still May Limit Access for Patients
    NHS Cannabis Prescriptions Approved but Still May Limit Access for Patients

    The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is a government-funded medical and health care service that allows patients to receive care without paying the full price of treatment. The NHS is largely funded by UK residents’ income taxes. As of November 2018, NHS cannabis prescriptions for medicinal cannabis became legal. The regulations are rather...

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  • A New ‘Heat not Burn’ Smoking Alternative could replace Vaping
    A New ‘Heat not Burn’ Smoking Alternative could replace Vaping

    Is Philip Morris Getting Out of the Cigarette Business? The short answer is: yes, eventually. Philip Morris is looking to the development of a possible smoking alternative to lead the way. Though presently part of parent company Altria’s portfolio, Philip Morris has been in business since 1847, originally established in London, England. Marlboro is the biggest Philip Morris brand,...

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  • Nightlife in Puerto Rico
    Nightlife in Puerto Rico

    For a capital city, San Juan is rather small—but it's densely populated with people and things to do both day and night. Covering the barrios (neighborhoods) of Isla Verde, Old San Juan, Condado, Santurce, and Hato Rey, you can pick your party spot by location, theme, your mood, or the venue’s reputation.  This article may...

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