I recommend you visit Key West during the Fantasy festival with a daily schedule of events, there is something for everyone.
I recently viewed the movie trailer “Green Book” scheduled for November 21, 2018, release in the US, and it triggered my thoughts about my travels
On many occasions, my family and friends have voiced their concerns about me backpacking or hiking into the forests and deserts. They fear for my
On many occasions, my family and friends have voiced they’re concerned about me backpacking or hiking into the forests and deserts. They fear for
For the past several months, I have struggled with a writing routine as I traveled but, summer has eased into autumn, and I draw inspiration
Recently while I was touring and photographing the West Rim Drive of Crater Lake in Oregon, I met a New Zealander in his late twenties,
The Pacific Crest Trail Celebrated 50 Years as A National Scenic Trail of 2,650 miles from the California Mexican border to the Washington State,
I was taking a short day hike around the campground in Collier Memorial Park in Oregon when I met another camper/traveler and our conversation turned
There are many unique museums and places I want to visit, learn and further understand American history. Many tourists and travelers see and reveal in
Again, as usual, I am seated watching the archaic traditions leaving no assumptions for what is to happen at this ceremony that has been held every
I have witnessed unbelievable angry tantrums by toddlers, children, teenagers, and adults. But, during an incredibly beautiful wedding, I watched as a 5’4″, 180-pound, grey-haired
Our family, our children, forty years we made. The mind-numbing daily routine we made. Our separate sleeping bedrooms we agreed. Because of commitments, our love
The daily WordPress word prompt inspires thoughtful, creative writing ideas based on the WordPress user’s past experiences with the word which can hold various meanings and
Attending a funeral, a retirement gathering, a college or high school graduation, of a family member or friend allows for personal self-reflection. Your thoughts peel away layers of
Since Feb I have enjoyed and settled into the Florida warmth, and because of cold temperatures, I used my backpacking pants’ less than a week.
Casandra entered the room, and I could not make eye contact, She walks past my table, and I look down at my paper, I sensed
I can remember as far back as a kindergartener, hearing my mother, father, siblings, friends, and teachers, telling me, or writing in the margins of
As the days of March wind down and I continue editing, re-editing and repeating the process of my short stories. The recent cold weather in
For over forty years I have traveled around the US for which my family and friends were astonished by the journey and marveled at the
I was born and raised in the Adirondacks in Upstate New York, and the first time I saw photos of a beach, I dreamed of
I am a part of what some people call the greatest generation. When I consider how my parents who lived with nothing close to the
Fortunately, during my lifetime I have recorded hundreds of hours of video with accompanied thousands of photos of my now adult children. My recorded library
Be candid with me, I can take it. Honesty is the best policy when the truth is the foundation for any relationship. However, many lies
As the college semester comes to an end, the mood of the students on the entire campus becomes stressfully solemn. Every nook and cranny is
For twenty years’ or more, the theater’s dancers have taken a ten-minute break every hour during any rehearsal no matter how long they rehearsed. Three
When a child is born, they are an unwritten computer program learning from parents teachers and society.
M. J. Leake
If you are lucky, your life will treat you to various forms and types of reservations. I have had room and dinner reservations and I
The first daily word prompt “conversation” is appropriate to begin 2018 since a blog post initiates a conversation between bloggers around the world. Four years
Finally, with the end of 2017, the entire world is looking forward to 2018 with incredible optimism. Many people around the world will begin new
My thirty plus years of travel destinations are filled with photos and encountering people who are the inspirations for some of my creative writings ideas.