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Little Free Library

When I first moved back to the US in 2014, I stopped by my local hardware store to have a piece of wood cut. While waiting in line, the man next to me was giddy about his latest project and eager to chat. He was…

June 3, 2016
5 Tips For A Fabulous Book Club
Literature

5 Tips for a Fabulous Book Club

As an English major in college, books always have been a part of my life. Well, that’s not totally true – I didn’t know reading could be enjoyable until a friend introduced me to books by Jackie Collins in high school. So whether it’s the Harry Potter series or airplane books that…

December 12, 2015
Favorite Places To Write In Marin County
Literature SF Bay Area: To Do + See

Favorite Places To Write In Marin County

There are a lot of reasons to love living in Marin County, just north of San Francisco The climate is mild with a high dose of sunshine The Bay Area just oozes creativity and has an established writing community including Isabelle Allende, Amy Tan, Dave Eggers, Karen…

November 12, 2015
British Library Tour
Literature London: To Do + See

British Library Tour

It’s interesting that in the world’s largest holding library you are unable to check out a book and need special permission to touch one.  While I had visited this library before, I went back for a proper tour just a few weeks ago. (There…

June 11, 2014
The Orient Express & Agatha Christie
Great Britain: To Do + See Literature

The Orient Express & Agatha Christie

 A murder mystery lunch on the Orient Express train was the perfect activity to kick-off our book club’s latest choice, ‘Murder On The Orient Express’ by Agatha Christie – – Each train carriage had its own personality and history I believe our car was built…

February 11, 2014
C.S. Lewis's Home
Great Britain: To Do + See History Literature

C.S. Lewis

  – Last week I traveled to Oxford to visit the home of C.S. Lewis, who is famously known for writing The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – Today, his home ‘The Kilns’ is not a museum but a residence that houses visiting scholars So many fun things…

November 6, 2013