Breathtaking Fields of Gold

“Well, I’ve moved to the country for the first time in my life, and there are barley fields right next door. And I remember walking through one day and seeing this crop being moved by the wind and the sunshine, and … I thought it was a great metaphor for love, and, its a kindContinue reading “Breathtaking Fields of Gold”

Holland and Belgium through My Lens: A Photojournal of Coastal and Countryside Beauty

There is scarcely any writer who has not celebrated the happiness of rural privacy, and delighted himself and his reader with the melody of birds, the whisper of groves, and the murmur of rivulets.  ~Samuel Johnson It is true: I love the countryside. My family came to America in the early 1900’s and settled inContinue reading “Holland and Belgium through My Lens: A Photojournal of Coastal and Countryside Beauty”

Writing Wednesday: On Broccoli, Novel-Writing, and the May First Draft Challenge

“Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” –Anne Lamott, on Broccoli and First Drafts, from Bird by Bird, Some Instructions on Writing and Life Yesterday, my family and I made the drive from Brussels, Belgium back home to Prague, Czech Republic. It’s an eight hour drive—possibly shorterContinue reading “Writing Wednesday: On Broccoli, Novel-Writing, and the May First Draft Challenge”

Fields of Gold

“As we walk in fields of gold …” -Sting Over the past month, vast fields of gold have stolen my heart. Especially as the sun peeks out from behind its billowing cloudy covers–when the golden sunlight illuminates golden fields, I am captivated. By the movement. By the stunning color and contrast, and resonant beauty. And every time IContinue reading “Fields of Gold”