Stand Up To Fear and Bring It Down!

Love this vibrant and mysteriously beautiful city. Saddened to hear of more violence. Walked these streets last summer and I will walk them again. Never give 8n to fear. Stand strong and follow the light.

Dreams of Marrakech

So happy to be here in this city of magic. Staying at the  awesome Riad Dar El Aila. The door is about half my height but then you step into the airy courtyard. And as I am obsessed with doors here are a few... And this one in particular, I've never seen a door to …

ISLANDS & LAKES & the SKY IN-BETWEEN, Part II

The little Cessna plane that took me on the last leg of my journey from San Jose to Liberia, in a thunderstorm, no less. I was the only passenger on that bumpy ride with two jolly pilots, who laughing and joking, plunged in and out of clouds, vision obscured, rain pummeling the panes, the plane shaking …

Rain on Me

So, on Martha's Vineyard I ran in the mornings and experienced some pretty amazing thunderstorms along the way. Here, in the hills above Lake Arenal, I jump rope for twelve minutes, to start and by one minute into it, I am dripping sweat in this tropical paradise! I move on to a bunch of good …

ISLANDS & LAKES & THE SKY IN-BETWEEN Part I

   The first two weeks of October at Noepe Center on Martha's Vineyard, working on my Night Angels series, and what better place to create a sense of intimacy in writing. A perfect little world, detached from all the rest, no car, not even a Starbucks (hurray). Only sea and sky and wind-swept beaches, delicate forests that open onto ponds where …

GHOULISH WORKOUT AMONG THE TOMBSTONES!

       During my past two visits as a writer to Noepe Center on Martha's Vineyard, and now during my current visit, I have loved working out in the cemetery! I found my perfect spot at the tomb of MacPherson. The stone rise around his tomb is just the right height--so much better than the boring old step …

The Adventure Begins on a Blustery island

View from my balcony of the backyard. My room under the eaves. I have arrived at Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Arthas Vineyard. I hear a hurricane is expected this weekend. I think this should be a perfect spot to ride put the storm. This is my third visit to this incredible place. I …