If you’ve followed my RV journey, you may remember when I found a cute little Mini Ottoman and recovered the top to match the Rialta’s (AKA Gypsy Rider I) decor. That little item moved with me to the Minnie Winnie, … Continue reading
“For me, writing is not about filling my head with ideas, then downloading them to the page. That’s not writing, it’s typing. Writing is an unfolding of what’s going on inside of me as I talk to myself on a pad of paper or a computer, a version of talk therapy that requires neither an appointment nor a fee.”
“I’m not given to waxing romantic about aging and dying. I simply know that the first is a privilege and the second is not up for negotiation.”
“In my haste to get back to writing, I’d failed to pause for even a few minutes to take in the loveliness of an awakening world.”
Can you say, “BRILLIANT?!?” I can, too. I’ll say it 1000 times regarding Parker J. Palmer’s On the Brink of Everything – Grace, Gravity & Getting Old. As I sat reading this book (in one sitting, I might add) it felt like I was a child again sitting at my grandpa’s feet, listening to wisdom that can only be gleaned from a learned individual with a life well lived behind them, and a treasury of memories yet to be made ahead of them.
Like many before this one, I received an Advanced Preview Copy of the book. I usually donate these titles once I’ve read them, but this one, I’ll definitely keep both for enjoyment and for its numerous points of reference.
Parker in this, his 10th publication, will soon begin his 80th year. He dedicated this work to pondering life, and “collaborating with aging,” as he so gingerly describes it. I truly can’t say enough about this piece.
My suggestion to anyone over the age of 30 is to grab this book, keep it near, read it, and then read it again. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll remember to take the time to really live and to never mistake merely existing for actually living.
It seems as though the interior portion of our RV renovation was completed quite rapidly. In week three, we used the most elbow grease and pretty much wore ourselves out. I laid the subfloor, carpet tiles (from Amazon,) and galley … Continue reading
Once again, I’ve been a bad little reader and have fallen behind on my mini ARC book reviews… I promise I have many more coming, but today, I’m presenting a soon to be released jewel entitled Campaign Widows by Aimee … Continue reading
While I researched a number of countertop options and thought I had decided on one (well, two — one for the kitchen and another for the bathroom,) I thought more about it and challenged myself to a personal “frugality competition.” … Continue reading
Week two of the RV renovations has begun and I can see this homely duckling (she was never ugly) becoming a swan! I’ve made numerous trips to Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Advanced Auto Parts, etc., etc. for paint, wood, screws, … Continue reading
As the days pass, we are getting more and more excited about going full time! We started renovating the rig today and I excitedly began renewing my old RV memberships with Good Sam, KOA, Passport America, and Boondockers Welcome. One … Continue reading
If you’ve read through my site, you know that while I was a full time RVer, I had some of the best experiences of my life! When I was married and our family grew, life dictated that a brick and … Continue reading
I recently had the opportunity to see an exhibit of the art and writings of my favorite artist, Jean Michele Basquiat, during his SAMO years prior to meeting Andy Warhol. I have now authored 13 published books and I am … Continue reading
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While I was in Memphis for the BWABC Literary Conference, besides visiting Graceland, I had the opportunity to spend time at the Civil Rights Museum. The museum is situated at the Lorraine Motel, the site…