Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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I did it. 39,583 miles around the US in a Chevy van, and have
returned to Maine. The trip of a lifetime, and every day was
The reporter won a statewide award for her article!!!
Trusted advisers tell me I'm courageous, with a tender heart. Even
my son agrees. They also speak of great emotional depth, which, I
think, cuts both ways. They also think I'm pretty smart, with an
active imagination and a huge capacity for love.
Advisers also tell me I'm incredibly kind, but need to work on
applying some of that kindness to myself. That takes practice, I am
finding. We'll see how it goes. They also tell me I'm a quick
study. Good thing, because I keenly understand my impatience with
Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure, I am an ordained
minister (did it myself, free, on the internet), with my own
If you don't at least smile within 30 seconds, we won't get along.
What I’m doing with my life
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I have moved into my little house on the coast of Maine, now making
it a real home, and writing a book. Where did all this stuff come
from? I thought I had shed all of it! Well, I'm shedding now, as a
lot goes out the door.
I stored bare necessities and a mattress in a Chevy Cargo van, and
from March 3, 2013 to the end of October, toured this magnificent
land. No set destinations, no set schedules. A lot of photography,
and a book to write now, I hope. I called it The Bucket Trip, since
it was the top item on my Bucket List. Counter-clockwise around the
perimeter of the country, with detours at whim. I slept in the back
of the van, mostly, with the occasional motel for showers.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Seeing the big picture. Analyzing. Photographing. Not a bad writer.
Procrastinating. Listening. Not taking myself too seriously. I am
an excellent cook, and bake fabulous bread.
Oh, and a pretty good driver...unless I have to back the van up.
Backing up is terrifying in that vehicle, even after 39,000 miles.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm really tall. Two meters exactly. Tall ladies are welcome to
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Young Men and Fire, Blue Highways, Blade Runner, Robin and Marian,
Buckaroo Banzai, A Wizard of Earthsea, Apocalypse Now, The Lord of
the Rings (both the books and movies).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My 23-yr. old son (Assistant Technical Director at Ken Burns'
Florentine Films), real books printed on paper, introspection, my
cameras, good food (like my own cooking), my Miata (out of storage,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My Bucket Trip, around the edge of the country, a la Steinbeck
(Travels with Charley) and Heat Moon (Blue Highways), that has
given me fodder for a book, which gives justification for my
Writer's Cabin on the coast of Maine, where I will live a simple
(thrifty??) life. My van's name is Marga, which is Sanskrit for
A lot of thought went, and is still going into making a home where
the love will be so thick you can cut it with a knife. 3.4 acres of
waterfront land in Maine, on which I built my little house.
Let's just say I'm easily entertained. 39,000 miles, and not one
minute bored. As previously mentioned, every day was magical. Now
that I'm back, I want to make every day as magical.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Maybe going up to the Montsweag Roadhouse for their steak salad
(bleu cheese dressing, please). Watching the sunset, hoping for a
sighting of George or Martha (the Bald Eagles that nest nearby - I
see at least one of them every day}.
On my trip, I was eating at some out-of-the-way place,
eavesdropping on America. Has anyone else been to the Gullah Grub
Restaurant in the Low Country of South Carolina? Eaten goat at the
Jamaican place in Buford, GA?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I love to read to special people out loud, only good books with
beautiful language. I love to brush a woman's hair, with a good
boar bristle brush, for hours. I think both of these are incredibly
And, well, uh, I nibble frozen Cool Whip as a substitute for ice
cream. As a child, I put applesauce on pizza, but no longer.
You should message me if
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...you're curious, you're a photographer or artist, or just want to
have a friendly lunch or dinner and conversation. A one-meal-stand,
no strings attached.
...you were able to read all this and get to the end in anything
other than a state of catatonic boredom...
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