True Confessions of a Skinny-Jeans Wearer

“Early adopters” are the people who are running out the door in the dark of not-quite-morning with one shoe untied and picking crusties out of their eye corners to be the first in line for a new tech gadget that won’t make their unbrushed teeth smell any better but will tell them the time in 50 different languages. I am not one of those people.

A Day in Nicaragua

Gram insisted that she needed to stay somewhere that had air conditioning and a swimming pool. Who can blame her? It was hot as blazes there. We chose Hotel Farallones. While Gram rested, I went with Darlene to see what her daily life was like in Nicaragua. First we went… Read more >>

To Nicaragua

I booked my ticket in February to go to Nicaragua to visit my younger sister Darlene.

My grandma decided she wanted to come, too. Five days before I left, she booked her ticket, and we traveled on the same plane, in neighboring seats, from Houston to Managua, Nicaragua.

We took a selfie at the Houston airport.

All the New Leaves

There are dozens of reasons for cutting my fledgling creativity wings and forcing myself to hobble around wondering why I can’t fly.

But it’s time, again, to turn over a new leaf. You can always turn over a new leaf. As long as you keep that mindset, you can do anything. Read more >>

A Squeeze on the Wrist

I have never, ever shared my novels with anyone, FOR GOOD REASON*. But now I’m breaking all my rules. I am letting you read this one. It’s 135 pages long.

Ev Takes a Vacation

I just took two weeks off of work to go to Peru. I had a wonderful time, eating unfamiliar foods, making friends with strangers, and participating in unplanned activities. I felt my soul open up and blossom with the traveler’s spirit. And then my two weeks were up and I came back and realized that as opposed to traveling, I had just taken a vacation.

Everyone Needs a Best Travel Buddy

It’s time to get jealous because I’ve just found the one that will be coming on all my trips with me for the foreseeable future!

She’s my new best travel buddy and I’m going to show her the time of her life in about a week’s time, when I finally step foot in Peru.

It’s Safe to Be Visible

Last week was an eye-opener for me, in that I learned that it’s okay to “settle in.” Why did I ignore that memo for so long?

More importantly, why did I not realize I needed that memo?

I’ve been living on the central coast of California for about 10 months now, and in that time I’ve acquired a few dozen material possessions. It’s not a lot, but I certainly can’t pack everything I own into a carry-on suitcase anymore! [Continue Reading...]