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Little Free Library
Literature

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
Pink Dogwood Cornus
SF Bay Area: To Do + See

Some New Finds

To my Northern Hemispherians, Happy Spring! Especially to those hit hard by winter this year These dogwood beauties certainly put a smile on my face Sometimes you discover new things that you just gotta share Here’s just a few… I found a new way to…

March 22, 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
Visit Downton Abbey Locations
Great Britain: To Do + See

Downton Abbey Film Locations

Highclere Castle is the primary film location for ITV’s popular Downton Abbey television series – Highclere Castle is open to the public select days each year – – Although I won’t have a chance to visit Highclere Castle, I recently had tea at Byfleet Manor…

June 1, 2014