Arat Kilo Monument in Addis Ababa

Today’s photo is from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I’ve been writing about our too-short visit to that city, combined with a few small pieces I’ve written about colonialism during my African travels. It weaves colonization, religious fanaticism, and folklore. It is certainly too long already, though not altogether boring. But some days I write all day … More Arat Kilo Monument in Addis Ababa

Is the Muse Blowing Kisses on Your Pencil?

“I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.” ~ Truman Capote (Posted, recently, on the Facebook page of writer and craft guru, Dinty W. Moore.) Hello again, readers! Just thought I might share a new “Manuscript Monday,” and post a little of what’s been happening offline with my work. When I … More Is the Muse Blowing Kisses on Your Pencil?

Before and After Room Challenge

I want to give you something: a postcard? a bookmark? a card? perhaps you want me to take a “Flat Stanley” version of you on our next adventure? (Thanks to my nephew for that last idea.) You choose. I’m issuing a Before and After Challenge to my readers to join me in overhauling one room … More Before and After Room Challenge

Dead Body Management

It’s Manuscript Monday, and I’ve been tackling a couple projects I want to finish before the end of the year. But as often happens, my creativity¬†is constantly being challenged by new stimuli. Today I can’t stop thinking about the words “dead body management”. It is a term for the Red Cross currently being used due¬†to … More Dead Body Management