I’ve been thinking about blogging and blogs this morning and thought of a blog I used to read all the time. This image is from that blog, Travels With Persephone, which is a travel blog written by an archeologist based in Greece. Looks like she hasn’t posted in several months. I hope its just a … More Looking Back, Looking Forward
I woke up to the shocking news of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide. I literally felt a shock, dropping my iPad in my lap, coming to my feet. I’m not a person who is impressed by celebrity. I don’t follow celebrities or read about their lives. But I didn’t consider Tony a celebrity- he was too down-to-earth, … More RIP, Tony
There’s a column in the weekend Wall Street Journal that I enjoy reading called “20 Odd Questions”. All sorts of people are quizzed, from actors to artists, athletes to writers, designers to scientists. It’s interesting to read the answers and, often, you learn something new or glean tips you can use yourself. I like to … More 13 Odd Questions
Park Avenue Holding the photo I feel a piece of me transported back to that place, that day. The soft grey and white of an overcast sky, the growl and clang of the street, people hurrying to wherever they’re going, every color of the rainbow in a steady stream of aliveness. The smell of fresh … More Napowrimo 19/30: Park Avenue
“But unless we are creators we are not fully alive. What do I mean by creators? Not only artists, whose acts of creation are the obvious ones of working with paint or clay or words. Creativity is a way of living life, no matter our vocation or how we earn our living. Creativity is not … More Inspiration Monday: Madeleine L’Engle
I just spent a week in NYC and now I completely understand why people love it. I’m still on a post vacay high from my trip and already planning my second one. I fell in love. I could totally live there (if I could afford it!). First, it’s a beautiful and clean city, incredibly clean. Second, … More Inspiration Monday: New York, New York!
From the window of a moving train you can see only the big picture. Clouds and a wall of green move past like a dream that vanishes when you wake. To focus on one tree or one house or cloud makes your eyes cross with a feeling of hurtling into space from the broken safety … More The Big Picture
Stuckeys signs rise into the sky like lamp posts lighting the way from rest stop to bathroom break to late night motels with swimming pools (yay!) In between the miles I read every passing billboard – especially the ones showing sophisticated grown ups holding cocktails and cigarettes (temptation!) White and yellow stripes disappear behind us … More Driving To New Mexico, 1973
Anthony Bourdain recently visited New Orleans for his show “The Layover” and it aired last Monday night. It was great tour of our city, visiting many businesses and neighborhoods that get little national coverage. Please check out my review of the show on my New Orleans blog, NOLAFemmes.com. Photo via The Travel Channel.