Why oh Why

I was sitting in a park (I’m always at a park) when it came to me, the thing that I have been trying to answer for two years. I turned it in my mind, looking at it from all sides. It was a match. Quietly, I tucked the thing away and went on. I needed…

The Greenhouse Effect

Today marks exactly 4 months that I’ve been a homeless, nomadic backpacker. I have been in England for 3 1/2 weeks. In this time, I have journaled every day, worked on bits of story, and before we got to England I published my newest rider in ‘The Empyrean Series’, ‘Inteneration‘. This week, for the first…

Stepping Up and In

Hello from England! I am so happy to be writing to you from here. I have always had such romantic notions of this part of the world. England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland – it all seems utterly magical to me. I grew up reading about Great Britain, mostly England. I have been fascinated with…

Personal Kindness

 (A butterfly we found at Big Bend National Park) This post is going up a few hours late. Because I’m writing it this morning. Because a lot has been going on and I spent all weekend desert camping and I’ve been a little preoccupied. Preoccupied Courtney does some pretty interesting things. Like forgetting things she’s…

Communicating

(Scenes from hiking in Tennessee)   I have been told that I communicate like a man. I am type-A and very direct. My thinking is ordered, linear, and logical. I say what I mean and I mean what I say. I don’t experience the world emotions first, but logically and analytically; after I have thoroughly thought…