A friend called today, stressed and bummed out. She said, “Summer is over and I never did take time off. I kept promising myself I’d get away for a few days as soon as I got ‘caught up,” but I never did.” I shared an enduring memory from the movie One Day in the hopes it might give her some… Read more →
I understand the phrase “lost in thought,” but it’s more accurate to say I am “FOUND in thought.” Some of the most deeply satisfying, connected, creatively productive moments of my life are when I’m thinking, musing, observing, appreciating and writing. How about you?
I was driving from Houston to California for the third time and vowed NOT to take Route 10, ever again. When I got to a cross-road, I just took whatever road headed WEST. That choice set up one of my favorite experiences of my entire Year by the Water travels. Many people think of Texas as dry and barren, but… Read more →
Here at the point in Balboa Park near San Diego, CA. I’m smiling because I’ve decided that, as we near October 1st – the “official” end of my Year by the Water – I’m nowhere near ready for this to end. As my friend Joan Fallon said, “Looks like this is transitioning into LIFE by the Water.” She’s right. At this… Read more →
The theme of this past week on my Year by the Water? Connection. Actually, that’s the ever-present theme of my life. It’s what makes it all worthwhile, what makes it feel … right. I’ve been listening to Twyla Tharp’s New York Times bestseller The Creative Habit on Audible as I drive cross-country. I heartily recommend this inspiring book. If you’re taking a… Read more →