Month: November 2011

Nanowrimo day 25: Newbie takes things full circle in 820 words

“The only thing China and Chicago have in common, is they start with the same first three letters.” Nov. 25, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 820 words Total so far: 46,603 words Remaining: 3,397 words Almost there. Taking a short day today, to finish up … Read More

Expect to be disappointed – Day 25 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Family

Day 25 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll Prompt #25: FAMILY “Family shapes who we are, but sometimes the family we create plays a bigger role in our lives than the one we were born into. Tell a story about how either of your “families” have impacted your life and your travels.” … Read More

A world bigger than I can understand – Day 24 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Giving Thanks

Day 24 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll Prompt #24: GIVING THANKS “Seeing what others have – and don’t have – around the world often helps us appreciate our own good fortune. What are you thankful for this year?” A world bigger than I can understand This year I am more thankful … Read More

Nanowrimo day 24: A world bigger than we dream in 3,152 words

“Whether you can stand to admit it to yourself or not, some part of you wanted to come” Nov. 24, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 3,152 words Total so far: 45,783 words Remaining: 4,217 words Such a big world, to try to put into a … Read More

Nanowrimo day 23: The very, very long Portland trip in 0 words

“…” Nov. 23, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 0 words Total so far: 42,631 words Remaining: 7,369 words Holy crap. It’s about 10:30 p.m., and we just returned from the longest Portland day trip of my life. Usually this trip is easy, but today being … Read More

Those wonderful invisible tubes – Day 23 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Technology

“The Internet…. It’s a series of tubes.” — Ted Stevens, U.S. Senator Day 23 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll Prompt #23: TECHNOLOGY “Where would today’s travelers be without smartphones, GPS, iPods, iPads, or even the internet? Share one item of tech you can’t live without or tell us how technology has … Read More

Nanowrimo day 22: Feckniss in 1,862 words

“Feckness thunked his head on the mirror, his eyes closed. His reflection glared back at him, and shook his head.” Nov. 22, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 1,862 words Total so far: 42,631 words Remaining: 7,369 words Feckniss Back before I left my job, one … Read More

The long delay and the uphill walk – Day 22 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Transit

Day 22 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll Prompt #22: TRANSIT “The word travel comes from a French word meaning “work” and sometimes, getting there is work. Between crowded buses, long airline delays, overnight trains and crazy rickshaw rides, transportation can be stressful, but it can also be a rewarding part of … Read More

So many stories I will never kiss and tell – Day 21 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Love Affair

Day 21 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll Prompt #21: LOVE AFFAIR “When we travel, our senses are heightened. We feel more alive and we’re more free to do things we might not at home. We can be who we want. There’s an air of urgency to everything we do – we … Read More

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