Nanowrimo Writers: Start Your Engines!

Getting a start on Nanowrimo? Here's some inspiration to get you going - or, some tough love. Get writing!

Top 10 Beach and Pool Days

Ahhh, travel dreaming.  In this age of international lockdowns and quarantines, we are all dreaming of being somewhere else. Anywhere else. So, with my travel friends posting dream trips right now (and with an April snowstorm keeping us indoors), here are my Top 10 Beach and Pool Days (in no particular order). Seabourn Odyssey off... Continue Reading →

#notes200in2020! Will you join me?

With a Q4 Update about how many amazing notes and calls and emails and texts I've received back!

Luxury Cruising Tips

All-inclusive cruising at its best. My wonderful friend Becky Lukovic of Bella Travel Planning recently posted her cruise tips for terrific cruising on large-ship lines. (She's in Alaska right now!) Of course, because they're a little different, I sent her my personal cruise tips for ultra-lux lines. Ultra-lux cruises generally feature smaller ships, fewer passengers,... Continue Reading →

The Four Times I’ve Seen Notre Dame* or How Tragedy Can Create Community

*with apologies to Dave Chappelle On April 15, we watched Notre Dame of Paris burn. As the flames spread, we all prayed the structural integrity of the building would hold and contemplated the very possible loss of the finest example of Gothic architecture in existence. We watched as the spire crumbled and cried. And then... Continue Reading →

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