Books are often doorways to the unknown. Once you step through, you become open to experiences that can change your life. It happened to me.
“When it gets very hot, there is no air conditioning, no fans, no rivers or lakes safe to jump into to cool off. You just sweat. During the long rains, you can’t get dry, your feet get all wrinkled and white and there is no way to dry your clothes and at night it gets cold. “
Today I leave Knoxville at 12:05 pm and arrive in Nairobi at 9:20 pm Thursday. Doubly excited (if possible) because with the help of my friend, Dee White, I am going to be able to visit the Mara Hyena Research Project camp where she volunteers during the summer each year. WOW! Below is an articleContinue reading “Connections!!”
“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” Continue reading “Return”
Today I am living life to it fullest. I spent time in bed with fresh coffee and the day’s newspaper. I pulled weeds at a leisurely pace in the warm sun. I clucked over and watered my zinnias and plants of tomatoes and potential broccoli. I lost a game of Scrabble online to a veryContinue reading “Life at it fullest”
This is a re-posting of an article I wrote for KnoxZine.com. It is 9,750 miles one way from Melbourne, Australia to Knoxville,Tennessee. It’s a long way to travel to attend a few football games and concerts, but Graham and Debbie Blackley left their lovely home in Bairnsdale, Australia, for an authentic experience in Sevierville, Tennessee.Continue reading “Aussie Anti-Tourists Live it up in East Tennessee”