Sunday Sentence: Jason Brown’s Why The Devil Chose New England for His Work

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I love reading them, so now I’m joining the #SundaySentence party started by David Abrams over at the Quivering Pen and on Twitter. It’s not a review. It’s not a story. It’s just one sentence I read this week, presented “out of context and without commentary.” This week’s Sunday Sentences (could not pick just one) are from Jason Brown’s collection, Why The Devil Chose … Read More

Sunday Sentence: Landfalls by Naomi J. Williams

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I love reading them, so now I’m joining the #SundaySentence party started by David Abrams over at the Quivering Pen and on Twitter. It’s not a review. It’s not a story. It’s just one sentence I read this week, presented “out of context and without commentary.” This week’s Sunday Sentence: “In the end, he could not rest easy in the bed of a man … Read More

Sunday Sentence: God Bless America by Steve Almond

Elizabeth MarroReading & Writing, Sunday SentenceLeave a Comment

I love reading them, so now I’m joining the #SundaySentence party started by David Abrams over at the Quivering Pen and on Twitter. It’s not a review. It’s not a story. It’s just one sentence I read this week, presented “out of context and without commentary.” This week’s Sunday Sentence: “It was true, like most things his father said, which made … Read More

Veterans, Civilians: Connecting With Stories

Elizabeth MarroReading & Writing, Veterans3 Comments

    Nine years ago, I joined over eight hundred others in Encinitas, California and listened to three veterans tell stories about their time at war. They read their contributions to the anthology, Operation Homecoming, a collection of emails, journals, correspondence, essays and fiction written by those who were were deployed and their families. Almost everyone there seemed to have … Read More

Writers Walking: Andra Watkins and The Natchez Trace

Elizabeth MarroAuthors, Fellow Travelers, Travel & Travelers, Writers Walking5 Comments

There was a long and winding road. There were semis blasting by. There was an echo of long lost voices of those who had traveled before. There was diarrhea. Explosive diarrhea. Followed by a rinse with the only liquid available: Gatorade, and thirteen more miles of walking before the day was done. Not once, though, was Andra Watkins afraid as … Read More

About This Blog

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“Welcome! The posts and essays you’ll find here cover the past several years of my travels as a writer, reader, walker, mother, wanna-be gardner, and lover of life large and small. If you like what you see, let’s continue the conversation. Just go to any of my posts and sign up by clicking on the Subscribe To My Blog button … Read More

On the Ground

Elizabeth MarroWalking: Dispatches From The Journey7 Comments

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life The phrase “on the ground” morphed into cliche eons ago. There are no signs, though, that it is fading from the language. Instead, more and more of our newscasters, policy makers, military leaders, and … Read More

What Nadia Wanted

Elizabeth MarroEncounters9 Comments

Her name was not Nadia which means hope or desire. She was named for a mythical bird whose feet never touch the ground. Her privacy is important, though, so Nadia it is and, like her given name, it fits her. She did hope. She did desire. And her feet never touched the ground for the entire hour I knew her. … Read More

The Edge of the World

Elizabeth MarroWalking: Dispatches From The Journey12 Comments

 “Home is everything you can walk to.”  ― Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics On February 7 I sat down for the tenth time to write a blog post about my walks. I consulted my photos. I consulted my notes. Then I consulted the tally I’ve been keeping (or trying to) and found that another two or three … Read More