A Trip to the Peruvian Amazon, Part 1

A Trip to the Peruvian Amazon, Part 1

In January of 2020 I took a trip to the Peruvian Amazon with my husband Rory and with close friends Ruth and Alan Tiger. The Amazon region is incredible: almost unbearably hot and humid, often inaccessible except by boat, and amazingly beautiful. The city of Iquitos,...
Peru and its Children

Peru and its Children

Well, I certainly have been remiss as a blogger. Back in March of 2020 when I returned from 3 months in Peru, I told myself I’d blog about my time there. A year later, I’m finally writing the first post. Better late than never? I hope so! In December of...

Welcoming Lydia Norah Connally

I have eight grandchildren, the first one born in 2010 and the newest one born two-and-a-half weeks ago. With the birth of each child, I’ve written a blog post, and today it’s a pleasure to write about Lydia Norah Connally, born September 28, 2019 in Peru....

Creating the “Soundtrack” of a Novel

As a writer I’m often asked how I chose my novel’s setting or how I came up with the story line. Last fall, for the first and only time, I was asked how I chose the musical pieces in my book. It’s a great question. Naturally, the person who asked is...

Just musing on our short American memory . . .

When you spend years researching and writing about a topic, your sensitivities about it become heightened. You notice every time it comes up in the news or in conversation. After a while you also catch on if other people seem to know nothing about it. That’s the...
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