Gratitude and the Story of This Website Name Change

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. – Gail Sheehy I love the third week of November. It always contains my favorite day: Thanksgiving. I love a dining room full of everyone I love, together. This week also has my birthday, which, this year, I am celebratingContinue reading “Gratitude and the Story of This Website Name Change”

Darkness, Perspective, and Light

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’sContinue reading “Darkness, Perspective, and Light”

14 Favorite Quotes on Life and Laughter, Travel, and Daring Greatly

I have always loved inspiring quotes and photographs. In college, I taped cards from Successories to the side of my dresser–photographs of mountains and paths through enchanting forests, of oceans and eagles soaring, all with quotes to remind me that the goal was somehow bigger than the Calculus problem I struggled to finish. Quotes seemContinue reading “14 Favorite Quotes on Life and Laughter, Travel, and Daring Greatly”

The Importance of Home, Especially in Times of Transition

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than any magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.  -Charles Dickens Countless acquaintances and many friends have asked how the past month has been, and how my family is handling the huge changes we’re facing moving from EuropeContinue reading “The Importance of Home, Especially in Times of Transition”

Authors: 5 Steps to Building Your Own (Professional-Grade) Website

Some may say simple writers may not be able to build their own website, and have it look professional-grade. But I disagree. I think if you can structure a 80 – 100,000 word novel to lure a reader through a story to page 380, and you can bake a cake from a box, then youContinue reading “Authors: 5 Steps to Building Your Own (Professional-Grade) Website”

10 Things I’ve Learned from 2 Years in Prague

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou   Two years ago in the middle of a July thunderstorm, I boarded an airplane in NewContinue reading “10 Things I’ve Learned from 2 Years in Prague”