Special Delivery

      Have you ever waited for a package to be delivered to your doorstep? Every day, you look out the window to see whether it has come.          Recently, I waited for a dream much like I looked forward to receiving the recent books about writing that I had ordered. This was a package containing the last half …

Day 33 “I See Red”

 Red is a passionate and powerful color!        I love red! Red hearts and red roses symbolize love.        "Redness" ignites feelings of loving life...and taking pictures to prove it!        Yet beyond all the red expressions I am so used to seeing stateside, I found this vibrant color interwoven throughout the culture of Argentina.        How can one not …

Day 21 In Search of my Blogging Identity “Women of Wisdom Arise”

"I am but a vessel... on a good day...of what heaven speaks…truth integrated into life…but on a bad day… Do you believe we can be like a pitcher pouring inspiring words for thirsty souls? We not being truth but housing truth? Perhaps this concept troubles some because they know what they are like on a …

Christmas Came Early this Year!

            Yesterday was a hard day for writing after coming down from my "creative high." Having pushed several projects forward, the inevitable plummeting into a slump had to do with the unpleasant stuff: paying the bills, finishing manuscript edits, and sending for use permission—all tedious and uncreative. By afternoon, I was depressed. Add to this, mismanagement …

Dinner Anyone?

Elya's Cambodian Adventure   I thought this excerpt from my daughter Elya's email would be interesting to pass on to those following the story. Her reflections of Battambang, Cambodia are priceless and take away my self-pity resulting from having her so far away. After reading the email, I went to teach those "spoiled American students." What …

What more could any mother want?

What more could any mother want?               Yesterday afternoon around 4:00 pm the phone call finally came:             "Mom, can your hear me? Can you hear me? Can you hear me?"             Skype calls from long distances tend to echo. The call was broken and scratchy but I was able to extract all of …

Catch Up

  Elya's previous Asian Travels Catch Up              This morning I awoke with a massive "Parental Hangover." The throbbing began in my shoulders and radiated up through my skull. The last couple of weeks preparing for and then experiencing my daughter's departure overseas proved more challenging than anticipated.             Today I'm going to climb back …

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