I’m a writer, a traveling writer weaving together creative non-fiction, memoir and travel journalism. My challenge is to entertain, inspire and inform the retiree, the solo traveler, the adventuresome tourist, the armchair voyager, as well as the wandering gypsy in us all.
When you log onto this site, you can read postcards such as one from a dune shack in the Cape Cod National Seashore, or articles such as an article about my grandmother's move to France in 1926. Come with me on my travels. I may be in Paris reporting on the changing jazz scene or the latest chocolatier. In winter 2017, I’ll be traveling to Florida in a 1987 VW Westfalia Vanagon, the Red Rascal. Later in 2017 or 2018, I intend to return to Japan after fifty years away. Imagine how Japan has changed since 1967.
I am retired with more than a few careers behind me and a pent up supply of stories. I started writing memoirs and soon found my work veering towards travel stories, sometimes with a touch of memoir.
According to ancestry.com, my DNA shows ancestors from Greece, Italy, Ireland and France. My immediate family includes immigrants to the United States from France, French Canada and Nova Scotia , and expatriates in France. I’ve learned that even the daughter of an expat can feel as if she has a foot in two countries.
When home, I live on the outermost tip of Cape Cod, a peninsula in Massachusetts that is a summer destination for many fleeing the city. My town is 60% national park land with miles of woodland trails and sandy beaches, a light that has drawn artists for decades and a population of folks from pirates to bohemians to abstract artists, who have always been most comfortable living outside the norm.
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