LOVE The Beat Goes On is my first memoir. It was difficult to write at times. But when your doctor gives you a “6-months to live” diagnosis in 2008, I thought writing my memoir would be an inspiration to others. I felt compelled to share HOPE. The easy part was telling the story. But here … Continue reading Memoir: How much of a person’s life is sensationalized or true to his or her life?
You know I love to write for Quora. Yes, it could very well be my guilty pleasure. But seriously speaking, today is a very sad day for America. In the last 24 hours there have been two mass shootings reported. My heart hurts for those whose lives were cut short, and the loved ones whose … Continue reading Warning: This will blow your mind.
I always find find photography to be an inspiration in my writing. I use places and people that I meet along my way to create characters and locations for my stories. My walk in Istanbul yesterday morning and the tram ride to Sultanahmet Square in the afternoon, are great examples. I'm currently working on Code … Continue reading How do you see the world around you?
Istanbul cats are famous. Who knew? They are everywhere and they are beautiful. The religion of Islam teaches that animals are to be honored and cared for, but the Cat is the only one allowed to live in the home and walk into a Mosque. That doesn't negate any other animals, it's simply that the … Continue reading The Cool Cats of Istanbul
Pascha fierce puppy guard dog at my hotel! She's already the size of a small pony. Yes!!!! LOVE the tram system! Clean easy cheap fast. Colorful and Captivating. You were born to stand out! Live. Laugh. Love.
Haga Sofia Where I met my friend... Old meets new built against the walls of the Topkapi Palace 1460 + AD Yes, you must behave in public in this lovely old spot.