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 →
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 →
Talking to God and My Angels
For most of my life I believed there was a better way to pray, a better way to connect with God, and that more existed than what I was being taught at home and in church, but what did I know? I was only seven years old. I had not only been born recognizing that... Continue Reading →
My Spiritual Awakening
In 2007 I moved to Namchang, a small town in the province of South Korea. It was during this time when my spiritual awakening began. I kept a journal on my Mac and wrote daily. I wanted to remember all my experiences in this new country, especially since it was my first move overseas. During... Continue Reading →