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?
Write about what you love to read but that doesn't mean you have to LIVE there! Life imitates Art. In 2019 I sold everything I owned and began a journey to visit places I'd read and written about. I started in the city known around the world as the place they assassinated John F. Kennedy. Who could forget … Continue reading WHAT’S IT LIKE TO LIVE IN A WAR ZONE?
I LOVE that I am fearless and refuse to live my life the way society dictates. Every morning I find joy in my love of life that has led me to adventures beyond what I ever thought possible. Istanbul 2019 I woke up this morning and hit the yoga mat. I have immense gratitude that at 72 … Continue reading If you play by the rules, you miss all the fun!
I LOVE this question! But I can’t answer with only one thing! I’ve been on a long journey that started the beginning of February 2019 and spanned many countries and cities: Dallas, Tx. Paris, Fr. New Delhi, Agra, & Goa, India, (Istanbul, Turkey for 2 nights) Jerusalem and Tel Avi, Israel, and finally Bangkok, Krabi, … Continue reading What was your biggest culture shock going to Turkey?
repost from Quora How do you research dangerous or taboo topics for your stories? Do you ever worry that people will get the wrong impression?Lynda Filler, Winner of Best in Contemporary Fiction 2017 BTRC at Writers and Authors (2009-present) That’s a great question! I think of that when I start going deeper into things like … Continue reading Dangerous and/or taboo topics…
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.
She said what? Girls hanging out. The Boys in Sultanahmet Square. I'd love to take a Turkish coffee with you! Turkish Delights? But of course!! Ohhhh, I'm so tempted. Just one more please! If you would like to know more about my life, and what has inspired me to sell everything and travel the world, … Continue reading Photo Blog 2 Istanbul!
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.
It' been awhile. Have you wondered what happened to me? I'm unpredictable, enigmatic, and always evolving. If any of my past relationships (men) are reading my blog, you can stop smiling now! I write sporadically, sometimes about topics that make you smile, shake your head, and check the post, wondering if I wrote it at … Continue reading I admit it…