It’s been a busy couple of months! I finally passed my manuscript on to a few friends and their feedback is streaming in. I swear these friends could be diplomats. Their criticism finesse and ideas for improvement have me on the edge of my seat salivating for more, eager to get back to editing. Maybe I’m just excited to receive feedback and bounce ideas [...]
A lunar eclipse will occur this week, on Wednesday, June 15th.
They happen twice a year but depending on where you are in the world, they may or may not be at a convenient viewing time or when the skies are clear. Unfortunately, the eclipse this week won’t be visible to those of us in North America because it’ll occur during our daylight hours.
When I saw the blue five-gallon water jugs that Walk 1st International provides for their Walk for Water campaign, I was taken instantly back to the time my husband and I regularly transported water by very similar, blue, forty pound water jugs.
We were living at and operating a little off-the-grid beachfront resort [...]
Perhaps it was a bit ambitious, or dumb, to declare I’ll publish my book the same year my husband opens a second restaurant. But then again, maybe publishing a book is like having a baby. There’s never a perfect time to do it.
I figured out several weeks ago, that if I wanted to avoid freaking out in Fall [...]
My kids and I descended on the restaurant on our way to the dinghy. They pulled off their shoes and tossed them in the entry way to the kitchen. Remy went to look for the cat, Simon climbed into the favorite flowering bush. I introduced myself to the new arrivals, a couple just beginning their honeymoon, [...]
I cringed. It could only be me the voice from behind was calling. The last time a man jogged to catch up with me on my walk from the white house to our dinghy in Clare Valley, not the presence of my toddler riding on my shoulders nor my declaration of [...]
Comic books and graphic novels are the favorite reading material of Remy and Simon these days so they circulate through our house by the armful. Our latest find is artist, Kazu Kibuishi, cartoonist extraordinaire. We can’t wait for the third book in his Amulet series to be published, but this Copper cartoon actually inspired me to create my own cartoon.
After seeing my last post, Brian said matter-of-factly, ”That’s not a great picture of you. You look kind of weird.” I took a second look and, yeah, I think I need to say something about it.
That picture shows what happens when you go from living in a house in the city, your main job being taking care of kids [...]
The day we landed on St. Vincent happened to be Remy’s fifth birthday. I don’t remember my daughter having much interest in flowers before we moved to Petit Byahaut, but once there, she became obsessed with them.
I couldn’t blame her. We were surrounded by a myriad of amazing tropical [...]
It’s International Women’s Day and I’ve spent the day thinking of these two women.
“Mary” cleaned rooms, served meals, cooked and washed dishes at Petit Byahaut. She was a single mother of four daughters: two teenagers and two young school girls and when she wasn’t sleeping at Petit Byahaut, she lived at her mother’s house [...]
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