Diverse Places Empower Us

artifacts in a box 6 If you have been fortunate to step out of your routine and circle and neighborhood, to visit another culture quite strange, with its own language and customs — as I have, when I was nineteen — then you know the experience to which I speak. I never wanted to leave these international experiences, for I learned so much about the world, its diversity, and even, about myself and my country. For over forty years, I have made it a point in my grateful life to step out as often as I can. And I do not mean, the tourist sites. I mean in the villages, with its own cultures, cuisine, and ways of living. Here we learn each time how connected this small digital world we’ve become, how similar we are, in our humanity. Our differences make us unique. It is the shared humanity we seek, strive for, and learn from each day.

—Read my latest book, GYPSY GIRL The Gifts @amazon @kindlestore. Some of these gifts in amber, in bone, in dowry bronze, in shell, in leather, in print are above.

sand dollar holds an Easter message



Expedition Overlanding Nomadic Adventures

To travel overland and water around the world!

Wave Magazine Online

Welcome! Senior author-curator and self-publisher showcase

Moral Injury Warrior

Where the counteroffensive begins!

Life on the Bike and other Fab Things

Whether it's one simple yet somehow perfect day or a dreamed about journey finally realized, I never want to forget the joy of the moment or how fortunate I am!


An Electronic Literary Journal

The Eudora Welty Foundation

Welcome! Senior author-curator and self-publisher showcase

TMI Project

Welcome! Senior author-curator and self-publisher showcase

The Military Spouse Book Review

Books, Ideas, and Literary Culture for Women in Military Life

In Caelo et in Terra

The Catholic Church in the Netherlands viewed from within

Poets & Writers

Welcome! Senior author-curator and self-publisher showcase

Freshly Pressed: Editors' Picks

Great reads from across WordPress.com, updated daily.

Books, j'adore

story lovers unite


poetry, thoughts, quotations