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.


 

  • 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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  • Your Trip To Puerto Rico: The Complete Guide
    Your Trip To Puerto Rico: The Complete Guide

    Puerto Rico is a crown jewel of the Caribbean, a tropical island with great weather year-round and a wide assortment of fantastic attractions. Whether your visit is for a week or a month, you won’t run out of things to do, places to go, and wonders to experience. You may love the beaches the most,...

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  • The Top 10 Museums in Puerto Rico
    The Top 10 Museums in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico has a rich, storied history and a diverse culture. By exploring its many museums, which are found in communities across the island, you can gain a much deeper understanding of the forces that helped shape that history and culture, and which still exert their influence today. This article can be read in its...

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  • Weather in Puerto Rico: Climate, Seasons, and Average Monthly Temperature
    Weather in Puerto Rico: Climate, Seasons, and Average Monthly Temperature

    Puerto Rico’s hospitable climate is hot, usually humid, and summerlike all year long. Rainfall is heaviest between May and October, when daytime temperatures peak at around 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). From November through April, daytime highs and nighttime lows will cool off by a few degrees, and rainfall diminishes in most locations as...

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  • THC Eyedrops in Clinical Trials for Glaucoma Patients
    THC Eyedrops in Clinical Trials for Glaucoma Patients

    Dr. Mahmoud ElSohly, one of the co-directors of the Marijuana Project at the University of Mississippi (UM), is leading a noteworthy clinical study to evaluate and develop THC eye drops. Instead of smoking cannabis to reduce their intraocular pressure (IOP), glaucoma patients would simply apply the drops. Patients would avoid the elevated feeling often resulting...

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  • How Essential Oils Enhance Marijuana’s Entourage Effect
    How Essential Oils Enhance Marijuana’s Entourage Effect

    We often hear cannabis consumers talking about the entourage effect, but in truth many consumers don't know what it means. In this article I explain what the entourage effect means and how they can be enhanced using essential oils. The Western, reductionist approach to medicine often overlooks the holistic aspects of good health: Meaning that,...

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  • Synthetic CBD Can Be Dangerous—How to Tell if You’re Buying the Real Thing
    Synthetic CBD Can Be Dangerous—How to Tell if You’re Buying the Real Thing

    With the explosion of products containing hemp-derived CBD in the last few years, many less-than-honest players found ways to flood the market with “CBD oil” that is synthetic CBD and the modern-day equivalent of snake oil—not necessarily dangerous but definitely ineffective. In some cases, a bottle labeled as CBD oil is just a few crushed...

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