Out and About
My Book Travels Far!
My friend Kathy traveled to Amsterdam recently and posted about it on Facebook. When I commented that I hoped she enjoyed the trip and that I love Amsterdam, she responded, “I brought a good book with me” . . . and posted a photo of herself holding my novel Safe Thus Far. I was honored she felt my book was worth the weight to pack on an overseas trip. That’s the type of fan every author wants!
The Best Book Bench
This amazing vista is in a public park in the city of Laguna. On vacation, I enjoy finding quaint bookstores, little free libraries and great places to perch with a book. We ran across the stunning setting when we were out exploring. The trails and walkways lead to the beach and water, and they are full of beautiful landscaping and some fun wildlife. From here, we saw seals and several kinds of birds. I could definitely spend some time curled up with a book and beverage! Where’s the best book bench you’ve ever discovered?
Green Hills Library Branch
I am often out and about in Kansas City between one meeting and another with time to spare. In these down times, I try to find somewhere to sit comfortably and maybe get a little writing done. Coffee shops are fine for this, but I don’t always want to add more caffeine to my diet. At those times, I choose to sit in a library. There are several branches of the Mid-Continent Public Library in my traffic pattern. My latest find has been the Green Hills Branch of the MCPL system. The Green Hills Branch opened in 2022, and it’s
New Find at an Old Restaurant
A few days ago, my husband and I ate at the Corner Cafe in Riverside, Missouri. We’ve been there for many meals, but noticed something new this time. The decor at the Corner Cafe tends toward the old and homey. In a room where we’ve eaten often, beside a table where I think we’ve sat before, was an embossed ceiling tile from the 1866 Platte County, Missouri, Courthouse. That’s older (if not homier) than any of their other decorative items. And I’d never noticed it before. When have you noticed something new in an old haunt?
This month’s full moon is apparently a “micromoon” which looks smaller than most full moons, because it is farther from the Earth. But I thought last night’s moon was lovely nonetheless.