Browsing: Memoir on the Road

I am in the presence of great art

I am in the presence of great art

I said those words today as I walked into the painting gallery of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, one of the greatest collections of art in Europe, and then I wept, privately, […]

Oct 11, 2012     Comments Off on I am in the presence of great art
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October 3: German Day of Unity

October 3: German Day of Unity

 I have never been so happy as I was yesterday to see a decidedly Western shopping street replete with all the standard flagship stores. It’s just not the sort of […]

Oct 3, 2012     Comments Off on October 3: German Day of Unity
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Living in the former East Berlin

Living in the former East Berlin

I have been traveling for days, one day on the train, a late night in the new place, a full day exploring, and then back to the train. It’s been […]

Oct 1, 2012     Comments Off on Living in the former East Berlin
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Sunny Brussels, Belgium

Sunny Brussels, Belgium

  I’ve begun again sojourning through Europe searching for the final pieces to complete my new book. It feels different now than it did on my first journey to discover […]

Sep 10, 2012     Comments Off on Sunny Brussels, Belgium
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Writing, writing, writing

Writing, writing, writing

Here’s the thing: the writing pours out of me in this old pirate ship of a cabin. I am pushing the arc of the narrative closer and closer to being […]

Nov 3, 2011     Comments Off on Writing, writing, writing
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Divine Moments Back in the Hills

Divine Moments Back in the Hills

Family. Home. What is left after parents are gone and you set out to find your life in the terrain that lies open around you? I have returned for my […]

Oct 31, 2011     Comments Off on Divine Moments Back in the Hills
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Memoir at Yale University

Memoir at Yale University

What a heady week it was. My class on Memoir Writing at Yale was so big it overflowed the assigned room and we had to move across the street to […]

Jul 6, 2011     Comments Off on Memoir at Yale University
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Teaching Memoir at Yale

Teaching Memoir at Yale

Later this month I’ll be on the faculty of the International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG) 34th annual summer conference beginning June 24 on the campus of Yale University: http://www.iwwg.org. The […]

Jun 13, 2011     Comments Off on Teaching Memoir at Yale
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The Goethe Institute

The Goethe Institute

Schwaebisch Hall—November 11, 2010 It’s the end of my first week of an Intensive German Language course at the Goethe Institute in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany. Those years of college language […]

Nov 5, 2010     Comments Off on The Goethe Institute
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Venezia—Full moon aqua alta

Venezia—Full moon aqua alta

  Wish I’d had a photo of me plunging through high water in Piazza San Marco the other day. I’d share it here, but it will have to live in […]

Oct 28, 2010     Comments Off on Venezia—Full moon aqua alta
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