I saw I picked up some new followers recently. Welcome and thanks. I hope you enjoy the travel photos and random musings. Mondays I try to talk a little about my writing. Today’s post was inspired by a weekly photo challenge that WordPress created. Previously we’ve discussed defining moments, and you all blew me away … More The Hue of You: Manuscript Monday
I’m working on a few deadlines this week, so I’m probably going to be brief with my posts. But hopefully I can give you enough to think about in a photo. One of the things I’m writing about (offline) today is my travel writing tour of Việt Nam, and in particular, about this little girl. … More The Grumpy Peace Sign of the Little Girl in Red Boots
1. Oops! Did you forget? You have less than 12 hours to enter to win a special hardcover edition of Stardust. signed by Neil Gaiman!! 2. The two things that came to my mind worked perfectly for this week’s photo challenge on the word “green.” I thought of “green” as in environmentalism and “green” as … More Green: Riding Bikes in the Viet Nam Countryside (Weekly Photo Challenge)
There was never a moment within the crumbling walls of the Forbidden Imperial City in Huế (Việt Nam) that I didn’t feel small. Bigger than the architecture was the weight of history (of the city and the country) in which I was traveling. Hope you’ve had a beautiful weekend. Love, Marla
Can you call anything as large as wooly mammoth dung “scat?” I don’t know, but I’ve taken the liberty anyway. I don’t think they’ll have any mammoth scat listed Robson’s Who Pooped in the Park? series for kids, books geared to engage junior “rangers” through matching the crap with the animal. There are different editions … More Monkey balls, hedgeapples, spiders, and Wooly Mammoth scat
In south Việt Nam I wandered the early morning streets of Hồ Chí Minh City. I was searching for a rooster but ended up finding breakfast:
How in the heck do we stay on track in 2012 America? We have access to pretty much anything we want to know via the internet, and I want to know everything. Sometimes I think I need blinders, especially when I sign on to Facebook. Otherwise, that wondrous time-suck evaporates a quarter of my day … More Random cyber observations: Corporal Punishment and Sea Swallows
Dear Reader, This blog is a thank you to a friend, for giving me a kick in the pants and a lesson in what matters—to you, and to me. This is for you, “M,” for your kind words and your constant belief that I bring something more than just meaningless babble.
I know – you’re just here for the bird, but before you get the dessert, you’re stuck with the vegetables. In this case, another of my “issues.” Enjoy (or, skip – that works too). Most people who travel with me will tell you that I can get pretty annoying when it comes to photography.
Ashes of my late mother and father rest in a sealed locket around my neck. Each of their children and grandchildren has a locket. Some don’t wear it. Others, like me, wear it only when traveling to places my mom or dad never went. Mine is a butterfly, now a little worn and scuffed. It … More Traveling with Mom and Dad in Viet Nam