Insistence does not always pay off. Dating an on-again, off-again online relationship with a Moroccan.
In Memory of Brooke
In memory of the one woman I could count on when craving a new overseas adventure.
You’re Sick? Let Me Get the Discharge Paperwork
This is an excerpt taken from when I lived in Ulsan, South Korea in the mid-2000's. I had been battling gallbladder disease for eight years, but doctors insisted I was too young to have this kind of problem and I needed to focus on a healthier diet - the problem would take care of itself.... Continue Reading →
A Single Woman in Saudi Arabia Part II
Disclaimer: This article is not for the faint of heart. Should you have issues with sexual violence, then I advise that you skip this piece. This is taken from my book, The Colors of Sand, and will be available for purchase in January 2019 on Amazon. Standing in front of the mirror, I looked at myself... Continue Reading →
When Nothing Says It Better
This is an excerpt from my memoir, The Colors of Sand, due out in January 2019. You will be able to find it on Amazon. Striding along the uneven stone slabs, I imagined myself as a poised, confident woman in her high-heeled black faux-leather boots. It was a miracle that I had slid my average-sized... Continue Reading →
A strong breeze cut through the intense humidity, the sour tang of urine coupled with the briny scent of people standing in unnatural intimate closeness. The air had an electric current to it. A glance at the ominous sky showcased blackish gray clouds abruptly cut off by buildings. Shiny exteriors, mirrors for neon lights from... Continue Reading →
A Conversation with Myself Part II
This is the second half of the interview that talks about a female traveler's relationship with her father and how her experiences in Saudi Arabia deeply affected her.
A Conversation with Myself Part I
The adventures of a solo, female teacher and globe-trotter, and how her love of travel affects relationships with family and friends.
Birds of all shapes and sizes chirp, tweet, and sing while small winged things buzz and vibrate creating a rare melodious symphony only heard by the earliest of risers. Rays of gold fleck its leafy green friends with shades of sunrise as it slips between buildings and crosses streets. Light tangles itself among the many... Continue Reading →
“Every cup tells a story” – Barry’s Tea
I apologize for the delay in writing and posting. From July 22-August 6, 2018, I was away in Ireland for a series of workshops for my Master's in Creative Nonfiction. I was inspired by the people and places I visited and will be posting the articles I have written over the next several weeks. This... Continue Reading →