Where to this year?
When you face the mighty serpent during an ayahuasca vision and he opens his jaws to consume you, what is the wisest course of action? In other words, how do you overcome fear and discover truth?
I’m back… sort of… or, at least, I hope so. It’s been almost a year since I last posted anything here. Little did I realize, the extent to which living and traveling with a toddler (two and a half year old) would infringe upon my writing time. We did travel last winter but for only six weeks in Costa Rica and Nicaragua and we brought the little one with us. I wrote several stories of our adventures in my spiral notebook that I intended to post here. But child care got the best of me. There are only so many hours in a traveling day.
But alas, a new winter is upon us and this year will be different. Of course I’m not giving up my child care responsibilities but I’m hoping to squeeze hours to write out of some non-essential part of my day to day existence. Who needs sleep anyway? My stonework season is behind me again for now so my annual writing season begins. As such, I will be loading these pages with my unusual commentaries on the ever unfolding collapse of the empire as well as my tantalizing tales about traveling in far away places. If I have any readers left after my long hiatus, I hope you will tune in again to see what I have to offer. I promise it will be lots of fun and very interesting.
My book about traveling in the Middle East is now complete and fully edited as well. All I have to do is load it onto the various self-publishing platforms (Lulu, Smashwords, and Amazon) and it will be available to purchase by the general public. Many of the stories were posted here as rough drafts while I was traveling but they have been refined and combined with several unposted stories from my spiral notebook to create a continuous narrative. If I do say so myself, it is my finest literary creation yet. I may even try to find a real publisher instead of self-publishing so that it can reach a wider audience. Anybody out there have any suggestions on possible publishers of non-traditional travel books? One way or another though, it should be available soon.
So where are we going this year? Someplace different… very different. I have already been to Central and South America, Africa, The Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and Asia. Where can we possibly go this year to escape the dreaded woes of winter?
Can you guess?
When you face the mighty serpent and he opens his jaws to terrify you…. what is the wisest course of action?
If you guessed Peru or South America, you guessed wrong… How many times have I told you? Do not confuse metaphor with reality…