Morocco Writing Retreat 2020

Your heart knows the way. Run in that Direction.–Rumi Write what should not be forgotten.–Isabel Allende Travel to have more to remember.–Cindy McCain Have you vowed that writing will be a priority in the new year? Do you have travel tales you would like to tell? Are you ready to make new memories and create…

Finding an Old Love in New Venue…Italian Lights

Last weekend was full. Saturday at lunch I caught up with Andrew, a former student who graduated almost a decade ago and wants me to read Replay by Ken Grimwood. That night I danced with friends at Jonathan and Pablo’s, the guys who invited Kim and me into the salsa world in March of 2008….

Staycation #11: Reread Your Favorite Classic…My Pick is Turning 50

Not to sound all teacherly, but as a girl who has literally put her money where her mouth is with Classic Coup I believe in promoting the classics. Great books should be read again when we are adults and have life experiences to bring to the reading table. Like gourmet chocolate, a Chanel suit, fine…

Staycation #8: McKay Used Books, CDs, DVDs…Best Kept Secret in Nashville

It’s Father’s Day and dads love bargains. Whether Pop secretly yearns for the James Bond DVD collection, the Complete History of WWII or The Best of Three Dog Night–on vinyl no less–take him on a shopping spree to McKay Bookstore. They are open Monday-Thursday 9-9, Friday-Saturday 9-10, and on Sundays 11-7. http://mckaybooks.com My friend, former-student-then-English-…

Valentine’s Day Poems–Call for More

Thanks to Tori and Mary Emily who both submitted this e. e. cummings  poem.  It’s one of my favorites, too.  If you haven’t sent your favorite poem yet, it’s not too late. i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear; and whatever is…