The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

The Life of the Spirit…Gosh!

“I wish I could make you see how much fuller the life I offer you is than anything you have a conception of. I wish I could make you see … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 11 Comments

Sit. Create. Become.

Someone once asked Somerset Maugham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. “I write only when inspiration strikes,” he replied. “Fortunately it strikes every morning … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 7 Comments

I Want To Tell You Something Beautiful.

After a few weeks practicing my Turkish with various strangers, I’m pleased with my progress–but overwhelmed by how much I still have to learn. Smiling helps. Smiling helps me make … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 43 Comments

On Your Way

You know, my dear child, that one cannot find peace in word or in pleasure, in the world or in a convent, but only in one’s soul. –(From the Mother … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 4 Comments

Hustle Up

And when you die will it have mattered a damn whether you ever lived or not? -W. Somerset Maugham. Christmas Holiday.  

January 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

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