Distractions, Flying, Musings, Road Trip, Trains, Travel

Wanderlust, Moving and A World of Change

A friend from high school recently moved to a new home. It was one of several she’s made in recent years. She and I are very alike that way. In the past eight years I have had six homes. That’s six full-scale, move-everything-you-own-to-a-new-place homes.  Packing and unpacking are routine chores. In fact, we grew up… Continue reading Wanderlust, Moving and A World of Change

Distractions, Flying, Musings, Trains, Travel

Travel … or Escape?

I am a writer and travel is my muse. Almost every time I board a plane or a train or even get into a car for a road trip my mind begins to work up some sort of story or thought. I have napkins full of scribbled thoughts. I have filled the margins of the… Continue reading Travel … or Escape?

Diversion, Musings, Road Trip, Route 66, Trains

The Lonesome Road*

It is a lonesome road, but in its starkness, there is beauty and serenity that can only be found when you avoid the beaten path.

Diversion, Trains

There’s Something About a Train

There's something about a train ... I started a new routine this morning that involves commuting from a town 50 miles from my office in the Washington, DC metro area. On the well-appointed Virginia Railway Express train, I felt a bit like Don Draper or any other of the executives who made their way from… Continue reading There’s Something About a Train