Yowza! It’s been a while since I’ve seen the backside of these pages and–more importantly you.
Since I last sat down to really share with you, I’ve been to Everest and back–with my dad. I started teaching writing again at a wonderful college in my city with one of the most reputable and long-standing creative writing programs in its class.
I had a fun opportunity to beta read (and get quoted in) Stuart Horowitz’s upcoming release in his Book Architecture series, as well as find joy and intense pleasure in re-discovering poetry through my writing partner Luanne’s latest book: Doll God.
And, I’ve been working on those things we mom’s fret over like launching a reluctant teenager from the nest–onto a path so much less traveled: that of a European apprentice far, far from the Southwest–the only home she’s ever known.
As things settle in with my First-Year Composition, Travel Writing and Memoir classes, as well as the personalized writing project consultations I offer, I hope to slip in the occasional blog again. I miss you all!
I also hope to post about my lovely cross continental “blogger meets blogger” experience, when Debbie from Cooking In Tongues, who stuck to her word and paid me a visit. In person! You just never know what amazing world travelers and thinkers will show up at your door once you’ve exchanged world views in a virtual space. (Note: our friendship began as I consulted Debbie about how to travel in Nepal and Tibet.) It is indeed a wonderful, wild world.
I hope you’ll drop me a line or two letting me know you stopped by.
Until I craft a few lines, enjoy the first release of photo essays from the month I spent traversing Asia with my dad (and sometimes my mom). Here are a few scenes from Istanbul: The Spice Market, Sultanahmet/ The Old City, and the Bosphorus Straights.