"Wow, Julie, it appears you sent a friend request over a year ago that I somehow missed. Very sorry about that. How are things going for you at Ashland? Looking forward to reconnecting. All best, Marilyn"
"I finally have internet in my apartment in France. So now I can catch up on on the stories I missed around here.
Part 1 of what it took to start this apartment adventure
View of the election from distant shores"
"Hi, everybody. I've been away for too long. No sad tale to tell; live business led to writing inertia. Hope to catch up with what's been happening on SW soon. Meanwhile
Making getting started a habit
and Making a…"
"I've been MIA for most of the summer. I'm back to writing and regaining my sea legs with this new blog post. Hope to have some new essays to talk about soon.
You might be surprised at what you can learn when you travel"
"@Sue That is an entire master class on the essay and CNF. Thanks for sharing the link.
I'm gearing up to head to France soon. Hope to get some more travel essays out of the 5 weeks I'm there. But there will also be…"
"@Anna - I just came from the 1st nonfiction writing conference at Ashland University this past weekend. We discussed many of those questions you had about definition of the essay/journalism/memoir. They will probably have a second annual…"
"@Melissa -- a great piece. When I was teaching I tried to get my students to understand that I don't give an A for effort. Their boss won't give them a raise just for showing up. It's just a fact of life, no cheering…"
Sounds like a great trip. I haven't been to Geneva yet but I've seen it from the top of Mont Rond in France. You can read about that hike and see pictures of the area on my blog post here. I want to go there when…"
"Hi Julie, I'm going on the French Alps Tour that Cynthia Caughey puts on. I'll be picked up in Geneva on June 9 (my birthday!) and departing on June 17. We'll be staying at L'Aravis Lodge overlooking Annency and at the…"
"@Marilyn - I wish it were so easy to do a VIDA count on every profession.
Country music and books. Pretty much a perfect kind of week for me when I get both on the same day in my favorite town – NashVegas.
"Looks like others beat me to the punch on Lopate and Moore.
@Allison, you mentioned Media Bistro. Is it worth the amount it costs to join? I'm just starting with the "trying to make money with writing" stage of my writing…"
"My first thought on hearing about the shooting was how it would make it harder for the North African friends I've made in France. One of my favorite people I've met there was happy to tell me all about his mixed French/Algerian…"
Wow, Julie, it appears you sent a friend request over a year ago that I somehow missed. Very sorry about that. How are things going for you at Ashland? Looking forward to reconnecting. All best, Marilyn
Hi Julie, I'm going on the French Alps Tour that Cynthia Caughey puts on. I'll be picked up in Geneva on June 9 (my birthday!) and departing on June 17. We'll be staying at L'Aravis Lodge overlooking Annency and at the Adelphia Hotel in Aix les Bains on Lake Bourget. I'll have a night before and after the tour in Geneva. I haven't been in some of that part of France. I think we might be going to Lyon where I have been, but not staying there.
Julie. Thanks for friending me. You know I admire your blog, and through it your brave spirit and your compassionate nature. I'm happy to be your 'digital' friend. I hope one day to be able to meet with you in person.
Welcome to the Global Writers group. Julie! Please feel free to post a self-intro on the wall and let us know all about yourself, your writing, and your global lifestyle! Looking forward to staying connected...
Hi Julie - thanks for the tip about joining the Blooming Late group, I will definitely look into it. This is such a new venture that at times it feels overwhleming and exciting in the same breath, lol.
Julie, I tried to comment on your blog right now and it wont let me at all, it just keeps putting me back to the top of the page, sont know if its my browser or your settings but thought I would let you know.
I love your top ten, you make me smile as always! And I am with ya on a few of them!
"Yes, nature has its hazards, such as what happens when our bikes give out--I feel for you! Last week I got caught 20 minutes from home in a thunderstorm. I had a raincoat and umbrella, but I think I paced the rowers on the river with the mutual…"