I never thought I would write a memoir. After all, who would want to read about my life? But it turns out that from 20 books on Amazon, my first memoir, LOVE The Beat Goes On, is my best-selling book. Why? I'm not famous...maybe infamous amongst my friends and colleagues from my past life! I … Continue reading Life begins at the end of your Comfort Zone
I’m enjoying a relaxing morning at the cafe by the Sea. Salmon salad for lunch. Refusing to let the drama of the week keep me down! (Horrible grammar! Lazy author) Yes, my Government of Canada account was hacked! No idea how. So I will die one day with bad credit—identity theft. “Frankly Scarlet, I don’t … Continue reading The jury is out…
You know how you wake up one morning and receive THAT email? Then the day goes from bad to worse...Yesterday was that day. Actually, all week has been a series of WTF days! Okay, I've had a partial rant. Now let me explain. So, yesterday I decided to do some professional fixes to my YouTube … Continue reading This can’t be happening to me!
I listened to you. It wasn't easy. I'm going to be very open and unfiltered. First, it was the pandemic. As my friends would say, "Are you sure you want to be in Istanbul, Turkey, at a time like this?" It's not that I'm a negative person; I would say I'm realistic. And even though we … Continue reading I know this will sound crazy, but it’s my way to say thank you!
This has gone on longer than I thought, but I will not give in or give up! Thanks for the positive vibes you have sent my way!
Letter to myself: You had a scary year in 2021. You discovered how fragile and vulnerable you could be... Although you didn’t get the virus, you did experience what it means to have anxiety and panic attacks. You forgave yourself for your inability to focus on your writing and instead you kept telling yourself that … Continue reading Can you forgive me?
It's a chilly drizzly day in Istanbul. Wintertime. I'm warm and cozy inside at Starbucks, working, dreaming, and apologizing for past bad behavior. I've been absent, I know. But let me explain why. Oh, by the way, I have a friend keeping me company. Company at Starbucks, an Istanbul cat I know, unsanitary you might … Continue reading Me too!
Istanbul, Turkey at night October 2021 I know, you absolutely never hear from me. I wish I had a good excuse. I'm writing every day but I can't seem to become disciplined enough to write on my blog. To be totally fair with me, I have an excuse! I'm deep into another memoir. Would you … Continue reading I win the award for the most neglectful blogger in the world!
Istanbul is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. There’s something magical about this intriguing city that one can’t quite explain. But for some reason it was meant to be a part of my destiny. It began with a two-night layover in 2019. At the time I didn’t know where to find Turkey … Continue reading Kismet? Or folly?
You must think I'm crazy. Maybe you're right. Some authors will do anything for authenticity. I'm not one of them! However, I do believe in destiny. In 2019 I sold everything I owned in Mexico and bought a series of one-way airline tickets with no return destination. I'm not sure how I became so brave … Continue reading Over 15 Daesh terror suspects apprehended in Istanbul