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Orient Express

The original Orient Express started running in 1881 from Paris to Istanbul via the northern, Romanian route (Paris-München-Wien-Budapest-București-Istanbul). After World War I, the southern route substituted Belgrade-Sofia for București to bypass the worst of the Balkan political mayhem. 296 more words


Climbing Glastonbury Tor

So as I mentioned in this week’s Living Arrows post, we visited Glastonbury over the weekend. I’ll leave the town itself for another time (I took a LOT of pictures – the place is so photogenic!), but I wanted to tell you about the walk we did. 513 more words


More of Me on Mix

My monthly roundup of the posts I’m writing over on Mix 247 EDM!



WEDNESDAY July 20 at Hotel Boston

I’m up at 7:45 and walk outside to catch the morning. Cool and fresh.

Our hotel is undergoing a name change. 1,694 more words

On Food

Alumni Activities: Paulina Banas at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Congratulations to Paulina Banas (PhD 2016), who has been awarded a Postdoctoral Associateship at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) at the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University for 2016-17. 111 more words



Cling to thy suffering

Heaven forbid we should

Trust in something

Other than pain.

Or better yet

Tie your shoelaces

To the desk

And act surprised… 26 more words


My MidAmerica II Con Schedule

MidAmericaCon II in Kansas City is just a week away! Hope to see you there. Here’s my schedule: (the writers’ workshop is a closed event) 616 more words