"When I die Dublin will be written in my heart." - James Joyce Emerald rolling hills, the sweet heaviness of lingering mist triggers the imagination to paint the image of faeries and wee-folk playing along the hills and streams. With some of the loveliest, most welcoming people you will ever meet and a rich history, … Continue reading Literary Travels: Dublin
You need only to step outside into the streets of old town Edinburgh to feel like you have been transported through time. History oozes from the very stones of the castle at the end of the Royal Mile and floats on the damp air of every close. Stepping from the shadows of one close to … Continue reading Literary Travels: Edinburgh
Are you an over-packer? Not sure what you will need and what the weather will hold? The unpredictability of late autumn or winter travel can leave you stressed and with overstuffed luggage. Pushing the limits of your suitcase, leaving no room for souvenirs, or maybe even breaking weight limits on luggage restrictions, costing you money … Continue reading Winter Travel in a Carry-on?
Order is what keeps the imagination and creation on the page. It's what retains all the flashes of the plot. From my thoughts, my dreams, and somewhere that I can't quite fathom deep down inside. Even in organized chaos, there is some order. On occasion, I can afford to fly off the seat of my … Continue reading The Way We Write: Katie
"Write drunk, edit sober." ~ Earnest Hemingway (or so they say) Run an online search for writing tips and the results are filled with links to articles and blogs telling you "How to be a writer", "Perfect Writing Process" or "The right way to write". Which leads to the question, is there really a right process? … Continue reading Write This Way: Is there a right process?
November 18, 2018, Boston, Massachusetts Red has always been a favorite color of mine. It has a variety of meanings: confidence, energy, exuberance, passion, courage, attention, anger, aggression, and many more. All shades of this loud color manage to catch the eye in the home, in your appearance, and influence your moods. In another context, … Continue reading At Last, I Found the Red Door
October 22 to October 23, 2018, London, England Not gonna lie but I had doses of anxiety brimming the surface, even, in a matter of speaking, in my chest. When one thing doesn't go as planned, at the very least, I get annoyed. Then eventually I begin questioning every little thing and then comes the … Continue reading All That We See & Don’t See
September 22, 2018, Montague, Massachusetts Long time, no write! It's Katie...the one who moved away to Beantown. Just to be clear, I'm not gone-gone from the blog. But long story short, I've had a lot going on since the move and even before that so I'm going to try to be more available! Now onto … Continue reading On the Stone Path to Montague
It can be a challenge to take what you see, in all its magnitude and splendor and click that shutter to hold it firmly in your grasp for eternity. The colors, the textures, the way the light casts its warm glow in some places and leaves the untouched pieces bathed in mystery, sometimes don't seem … Continue reading Through the Lens: Capturing What You See
I love a good walk. On the beach, with sand between my toes and the cool water washing over my feet. Growing up near the coast of California, it was something I did often and where I would escape to as a teenager. This is a piece of my childhood I don't get to indulge … Continue reading Hiking Bucket List: Scotland