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Myrtle Beach 1969 (Photo)

Myrtle Beach 1969 (Photo)

For many summers, when I was a kid, my parents would pack up our family of four and travel to Myrtle Beach, SC. This was back in the late 60’s and early 70’s before there were huge hotels and condos on the beach. And only a few golf courses. My maternal grandparents, Monroe and Mildred...
College Visit With My First-Born

College Visit With My First-Born

My son is a senior in high school this year. My first born. My 6'1" hairy, gangly, broad-shouldered baby. So last week, my son and I did what many have done before us: We visited a college campus. We spent the night in a hotel, took a tour the next day, spoke to some students and ate some...
Coffee at the Beach

Coffee at the Beach

While I was waiting for the coffee to brew, I stepped out the sliding glass door and on to the back porch. Mmmm, fresh ocean air. I walked down the long boardwalk to our own private stretch of beach and just sighed. I had been looking forward to this week, with it's promises of sun, waves,...
Key West By Bike

Key West By Bike

We visited Key West this past weekend and booked our room at the Key Lime Inn again. The same place we stayed in January when I went to the memoir writing workshop. But we did something different on this visit. We rented bikes. And I'll never visit Key West any other way again. We saw parts of...
How to Gain 5 Pounds in 6 Days (Las Vegas)

How to Gain 5 Pounds in 6 Days (Las Vegas)

Today is the day after I returned home from my trip to Las Vegas. It was one of the best Las Vegas trips I've ever been on. The weather was gorgeous. Warm during the day. Cool at night. My husband and I were alone except for the one evening we got to spend with a college...
Facing My Fears (A Writing Workshop in Key West)

Facing My Fears (A Writing Workshop in Key West)

I’ve been to Key West many times. But I’ve never participated in a writing workshop. So I didn’t know what to expect when I spent five days there this past week participating in a workshop titled "Personal Narrative in an Impersonal World". (Also known as the memoir.)