Having big dreams brings stress, almost by definition in the borderland between what you have and what you want. After my husband and I agreed to the lifestyle change described in last month's "New Literary Adventures" journal entry, reality set in. Yes, we still plan to live part time in foreign countries. … Continue Reading ››
For many of us, wanderlust is a force to be reckoned with. It's haunted me since childhood, when I sent off to the chambers of commerce and tourist bureaus for travel brochures of places I wanted to visit. Just gazing at those pictures took me into them in my imagination. Perhaps this is where I … Continue Reading ››
I’d read stories about people who became lost in the woods. The gas left in our tank, our mental resources, and a prayer were the only things keeping us from winding up among them.
There's something about a lonely road that I simply can't resist. Maybe it's the influence of Robert Frost, whose poem entitled "The Road Not Taken" carried me into vicarious adventures. I must have been twelve when I first read it, and it's had an impact on me ever since.
You'll find "The Road Not Taken" by … Continue Reading ››
Wherever we go, people are on their smartphones. Having a connection to the internet helps us avoid wasted time. Waiting for a bus, while in the doctor's waiting room, or standing in a grocery store line are places to check email, network, surf the web, listen to podcasts, and the like. I've caught myself reaching for my … Continue Reading ››
Whether traveling to a literary event, ferreting information at a research location, or spending time at my writing desk, I record my findings in this online journal. Life has taken me in a direction I never wanted to go. An extended family member passed away suddenly. I'm still recovering from the shock. When faced with someone … Continue Reading ››
Are you constantly in hurry-too-fast mode but still can't keep up? I understand the frustration of not having enough time for everything you need or want to do. If that happens consistently, it introduces long-term stress with attendant health consequences into your life. Who needs that?
Slowing down to enjoy life.This is not an impossible feat, although it … Continue Reading ››
It is with joy that I inform you, literary wayfarers, that Hills of Nevermore, the first installment in Montana Gold, a western historical romance series, is now available for Kindle preorder. This story took me on long journeys, both mentally and physically. I had to stretch my understanding of the American West in ways I … Continue Reading ››
America is going through a tough time right now. A divisive election reaches right down to the guests around a holiday table, family members staying in touch on Facebook, friends who think differently. This election impacted my own friends and family in painful ways. It will take a long time to heal. I hope to bring a word … Continue Reading ››