Three Times is Never Enough

Today, I'm at Jansen Art Center in Lynden, Washington on a writer's retreat with 11 other writers. We're all sitting in the library upstairs, sipping coffee and tapping away on our laptops. I'm pouring through photos of Ireland and trying to gain inspiration to finish writing the final chapter of my book. Yes, the FINAL chapter! …

Irish Thrall

Dublin, Ireland I'm still waiting to be released from the thrall of Ireland so life can return to normal.  I feel chained to the place, which is interesting, because I looked up the word "thrall" and found that in Scandinavian culture, during the Viking age, it was the term for slave.   This is appropriate considering the …

Interesting Door Art

While exploring Dublin last week, I found this door decorated with oxygen gauges in a back alley.  Interesting choice.  It makes me wonder what I'd find if I went wandering the streets of Seattle.  I was in such a hurry to get from Point A to Point B when I lived there that I never really enjoyed …