“What lasts is what you start with.” For this morning’s walk, the treasures held within our childhood selves.


I know I’ve been talking about the Venice residency for the Alma College MFA in Creative writing, but don’t forget if you’re not ready yet for a two-year degree program, you can still join me in the idyllic countryside of Italy for ‘The Write of Your Life’ – A one week writers retreat. We stay at the luxurious Hotel Villa Margherita in Mira and tour Venice and its lovely countryside.

Dates of trip: 18-24 September, 2023

Full program here: Download Brochure

Feel free to reach out to Janet Simmonds of Grand Tourist UK for more information and instructions on how to register.



View the full brochure at this link.

Until then, be well.

Always remembering the poetic and magical words of Lord Byron,

‘But words are things,

And a small drop of ink,

Falling, like dew,

Upon a thought

Produces that which makes thousands,

Perhaps millions, think’