traveling

…. and we’re off! Inspiration hits again. All it takes is a brief moment. The thought flies through. A little light goes on. It gets brighter. The idea. The dream. All other thoughts that match it come and join it. Magnetism. Attraction. Alignment. It’s all yours now. Oh, that well-known feeling! Desired destination detected. The…

giving back

Salamanca – Madrid. Many years ago. Someone I met said something to me that touched my heart deeply and that has stayed with me ever since. It was a cool spring morning and I was at the bus station in Salamanca. A blond, strong woman approached me and asked me if I were traveling to…

the life of a book lover

When I don’t travel and buy books, I buy books and travel. Oh, the life of the book lover! So solitary at times and yet so full of people, of ideas, of stories and adventures! Always carrying a book around, always waiting for a beloved author to write a new book, always looking at future…

“¡Cómpreme señorita, cómpreme!” & other tales

A Mariachi group from Mexico is singing Cielito Lindo. My trip to Latin America begins. Mexico. The music takes me north, to Mexico´s border with Arizona, to the small border city of Nogales. Then, all the way down to the Yucatan peninsula. The colorful indigenous clothing and the native Maya languages. The descendants of the…