Tag: Iceland Writers Retreat

Surrounded by Sea, Ancient Ruins, the Constant Ringing of Church Bells, and a Cacophony of Cultures, This Writer Calls Malta Home

Surrounded by Sea, Ancient Ruins, the Constant Ringing of Church Bells, and a Cacophony of Cultures, This Writer Calls Malta Home
If you’re like me, you know very little about Malta, except that is was the setting for the classic Humphrey Bogart film, Maltese Falcon and the December 1989 Malta Summit between President George H. W. Bush and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Amy, my contact for this post on Malta, helped fill in the blanks. How I... Read more »

Finding Peace and Inspiration with a World of Writers at The 2016 Iceland Writers Retreat.

Finding Peace and Inspiration with a World of Writers at The 2016 Iceland Writers Retreat.
(This is the third installment in the 9 Days in Iceland series. All photos by Roman Gerasymenko/Iceland Writers Retreat. Used with permission.) They came from all over the world. More than 100 writers, from Malta, Singapore, Australia, Finland, Canada, South Africa, the United States, and many parts of Europe. Writers looking for inspiration. Peace. Connections. This... Read more »

9 Days in Iceland: The Sky

9 Days in Iceland: The Sky
(This is the second installment in this series)  It is impossible to ignore. There is so much of it. Unobstructed. Always changing. Wherever I went in Iceland I was aware of it. The sheltering sky. The angry sky. The welcoming sky. Hovering over me, it reminded me of my smallness. Encouraged me to consider my... Read more »
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9 Days in Iceland: Land of Storytellers

9 Days in Iceland: Land of Storytellers
This is the first post in my 9 Days in Iceland series. Separate from the posts of other countries, the goal of this series is to share my thoughts, impressions, and memories of my third trip to Iceland where I attended my first Iceland Writers Retreat.  Iceland: Land of Storytellers  I have a special connection... Read more »

The Best Valentine's Day Gift in the World

The Best Valentine's Day Gift in the World
Yesterday, I published a post about Maggie and Mike, two local Peace Corp workers who fell in love half a world away. It’s a remarkable story about their love and commitment to each other and to making the world a better place. Today, I want to share a different love story for Valentine’s Day. Mine.... Read more »