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

His Mission Now

Elizabeth MarroFellow Travelers, Inspiration, Milestones, Veterans10 Comments

His story, he tells me, is not so different from the stories of other veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. He doesn’t know if he can come up with the right words, words that are “profound” enough for the post I’ve asked him to help me write. He knows that talking can unleash a storm of thoughts, feelings, memories … Read More

A Moment of Silence

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On Monday, May 26th, the clock will strike 3 p.m. one time zone at a time. Everywhere across the U.S. people will fall silent, together or alone, to remember those who died at war. A moment of silence can be powerful. I recall this very clearly when the day after the towers fell, my husband and I were in Italy, … Read More

Strangers in a Strange Land

Elizabeth MarroAuthors, Books, Family, Fellow Travelers, Novels, Reading & Writing, Strangers, Travel & Travelers12 Comments

Michael Valentine Smith may have prevented a murder back in the summer of 1974 when my brother and I were stranded in Port Angeles, Washington for nearly ten days. In a Pinto station wagon. In the rain. It was day five or six. I remember the relentless drumming of water against the car roof. I remember waiting to take my … Read More

Road Trip, One Page at a Time

Elizabeth MarroAuthors, Family, Fellow Travelers, Growing Pains, Reading & Writing, Travel & Travelers7 Comments

With this post, I begin a month-long celebration of journeys and books. Each post will focus on a particular journey and the book that either took me or came along for the ride. Because this month also encompasses my birthday, always a milestone in life’s journey, I want to celebrate by sharing the books I mention here. Each post will … Read More