We enjoyed a long overdue trip to Chile, the place where my husband's family fled after the 1973 Coup'detat. Staying in Santiago, we went out on adventures each day; west to the coast, north to the Aconcagua wine region; south to the Maipo Valley vineyards and estates, and west to the mountains and glaciers. And we had several reminders of that time, decades ago, when thousands disappeared.
I love "place," and it saddens me that we're quickly turning America into "no-place" with our McMansions, mini-malls, and megaplexes. My books explore the beauty, texture and intricacy of "place," whether I'm traveling to a foreign country or simply enjoying my own beautiful neighborhood in Western Loudoun, Virginia. I believe that humans are being crushed by Sprawl and its accompanying blanket of sameness; we require real places to feed our souls and make us more of who we are and were meant to be. Much more to come . . .
ROMANIA Published September 04, 2014
INDOCHINA Published September 04, 2013
PATAGONIA Published February 12, 2013
MONGOLIA Published August 06, 2012
Belize Navidad Published January 31, 2012
JACK: A Dog's Life Published October 03, 2011
A Middle-Eastern Odyssey Published June 15, 2011
ICELAND Published February 01, 2011