Two Walks/TwoAmericas

When I first started writing blogs I began a series called Walking - 365 days. The blogs were a travelogue as I explored on foot my new surroundings. I also began to find my voice and express my opinions. When I first started blogging I had been intimidated by some negative reviews regarding my characters' … Continue reading Two Walks/TwoAmericas


Delray Beach, Florida 2014 STORIES FROM HIGLEY HILL I've lived a good life. It's been a good ride.I've visited 49 of the 50 states. Backpacked through Europe. Drank a pina colada on six Caribbean islands.Crossed the southern border into Mexico on a bus filled with locals traveling with their chickens.Years later Rich and I had … Continue reading THE BLUE HERON

A Typical Day in Late Summer 2020

Roanoke, Virginia "Like a bird on a wire. Like a drunk in a midnight choir. I have tried in my way to be free." ~ Leonard Cohen I am still unemployed but we are okay. I opted for early social security a year ago and Rich has work, lots of work. Well-off second homeowners are … Continue reading A Typical Day in Late Summer 2020

Hello Old Friends – Coronavirus Stories

Hello. It's me. It's been so long since I've written a blog it's taken awhile to remember how this all works - how to download the photos, navigate the website, and even log in to my account. After getting lost a few times I eventually found my way and here I am. It was Orson … Continue reading Hello Old Friends – Coronavirus Stories

Suffragettes and Day Dream Believers: A Footnote to the Innkeeper’s Journal

A year ago Rich and I were in the waning weeks of our days as innkeepers. The shit had hit the fan and we were finding it increasingly difficult to work there. We hadn’t realized our days were numbered in single digits but we knew the Inn was for sale and our situation was precarious. … Continue reading Suffragettes and Day Dream Believers: A Footnote to the Innkeeper’s Journal