Das Boot about to enter the Boboli Gardens in Florence * * Das Boot riding the bus through the Tuscan countryside * * Das Boot admiring the olive groves and the Siena countryside * * Das Boot in reception at Palazzo di Valli, Siena * * To be continued…..
The plan was: Amtrak train to Vancouver, Canada and then fly home a week later. Cheapoair set up my return travel. Rain! And more rain! The tracks were flooded and the train was cancelled. I stood at the check in counter at the train station with my mouth hanging open for a good sixty seconds. … More British chap + Spanish explorer, sprinkle with rain and voila: Vancouver
Long ago and far away, when I was a young girl, I loved to write letters. This was a time when there were no computers, no cell phones, and… gasp… long distance telephone calls were very, very expensive. I wrote letters to friends in the city I had moved away from. I wrote letters to … More They Used To Be Called Pen Pals
Ladies and gentlemen, I am making a transition. I have to rethink this blog, and in the meantime, I have set up a new site. This is to be my “professional” site. I am taking a course in travel writing, and I will be posting my assignments there as well. Kerry Lee Thank you for … More Transition
A new day, a new venue, same old weather. A repeat of cloud and misty rain; spring in the Midwest. But in the writing place I was headed for…. the weather wouldn’t matter. One enters the Milwaukee Art Museum into the magnificent cathedral-like space of Windover Hall, with its exquisite white marble floor, a vaulted … More Art Lives Here!
It was quiet. A sacred quiet. Tranquil. The spaces were large, with gentle air flow from muffled fans running somewhere behind the marble columns and arched ceilings. I climbed the carpeted steps to the second floor of this sanctorium and made my way to a large open area designated for microfiche, business, and periodicals. * … More Shhhhhhhhhhh!!
I’ve been thinking a lot about writing lately. Notice, thinking, not writing. One can think anywhere at any time: driving the car, tossing and turning in the dark at night, walking the dogs, or jogging on the treadmill. One does not have the same freedom in writing. I could list a million excuses, which only … More A Nice Place to Visit, But I Wouldn’t Want to Write There
Red is so cheerful in the cold, white of winter. Happy Valentine’s Day!
* * * * * * Remember my office from way back when, a disaster and then organized? Well, eat your heart out Carl, I am revamping the office, using the above inspiration for color. Out with the old……. That looked like this, more often than this: I am in the process of down sizing, … More Isn’t winter grand?
A published article!! Please find it at Matador Travel – Brave New Traveler. I am posting some pictures here that illustrate the article. Thanks for checking it out – and please leave a comment there if you have time!! *** *** *** ***