Less Woe-i-some (or Writers Woes Part 3)

Less Woe-i-some (or Writers Woes Part 3)

[This is part 3. It will make more sense if you’ve read Part 1 and Part 2.] A conversation I overheard during the Travel Writers and Photographers Conference: 1st Woman: “Did you meet the king?” 2nd Woman: “No, he was too sick. Did you?” 1st Woman: “Yes,” she...
Writer Woes (With Dogs)- Part 2

Writer Woes (With Dogs)- Part 2

[You read part 1, right? NO? Okay, read that first… we’ll wait for you.]   Yeah, so, I went to the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference. Or, in my case, I leaped out of the “yeah, this travel memoir isn’t for us” frying pan into...
Writer Woes — Part I

Writer Woes — Part I

When we last chatted (or, um, I posted, you read), I was headed off to a glorious month of writing in Paso Robles. Yeah, um…not so fast. Turns out, I’m not a writer. Sure, right, I’ve been a really crappy blog writer. But recently I’ve hit a hard, painful, wall...
A Writing Retreat– With Dogs

A Writing Retreat– With Dogs

Today I depart for Paso Robles for a month long writing retreat. A month. I can hardly believe it. The beagles will be with me, and Chris and different friends will be with me from time to time. And for a few days I’ll be in Corte Madera at the Book Passage...
Doo- Doo- Doodlebutt

Doo- Doo- Doodlebutt

Three years ago today (March 24) this girl sashayed her way into our lives. I think many of you knew on that very day that she was with us to stay. But I still thought we were fostering her. That it was too soon after Seamus’s passing to even think about another...
Ode to A One of A Kind Dog

Ode to A One of A Kind Dog

Three years ago today we lost Seamus. I still can’t say (or type) that without tearing up. He was the most unique and special dog who came into my life at exactly the right time for exactly the right reasons. My life would have been very different without this...