Re-entry

Elizabeth MarroFamily, Reading & Writing, Travel & Travelers7 Comments

You know that half groan, half-shriek the gears make when you thought you were shifting your car into second and you hit reverse instead? Or, forgot to punch the clutch all the way to the floor before trying to go forward? Oh, you never did that? Fine. I bet you still know what I’m talking about. It’s the sound you … Read More

Love and Thanks

Elizabeth MarroReading & Writing12 Comments

Is it uncool to thank the WP universe for the love I experienced last week? I don’t care. I am thanking you all now. I’ve never been known as “cool.” Last week, I was in Las Vegas with my sisters and mother — the first all-girl reunion we’ve ever had. I thought millions of ideas for blog posts would rise … Read More

Learning to Walk, Learning to See

Elizabeth MarroFellow Travelers, Inspiration, Reading & Writing, Travel & Travelers13 Comments

We’re two friends walking along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific. For one of us the walk is preparation for a 200-mile pilgrimage, for the other, it is a chance to taste a part of the adventure vicariously. Patty is training. I am tasting. Later this month, she’ll fly to Spain and walk two-fifths of the 500-mile journey from France to … Read More

Welcome

Elizabeth MarroBeginnings, Death, Endings, Fellow Travelers, Friends, Love, Reading & Writing10 Comments

The man in this picture once told me something I have never forgotten. “Don’t be afraid to say no to people when you have to, but don’t say no to yourself.” He said this just after he hired me as a reporter for a paper called the Gloucester Daily Times, the daily that served Cape Ann, an island about 40 miles … Read More