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I Wished Him Dead So Many Times……………

https://medium.com/@pamperkins/i-wished-him-dead-so-many-times-1ed73c719789   Dear Friends,  This is a story I never thought I'd tell, but I knew that sharing my feelings through the written word would be cathartic, and it was.  Grief comes in many different forms.  This time my grief has more to do with what I don't know

2020 — A year when only a few good things happened

What we wouldn't give to be hugging you right now.     Instead we are pretty much confined to our house since our county just went on a second lock down that extends until mid-January 2021.  When it gets lifted will depend on medical statistics over which

I Don’t Like Living in Limbo (redux)

Dear Friends, Thank you for your patience with me.   One problem with not publishing frequently is that I can  screw up.  Hopefully my story, which I published initially on Medium,  will come through on my second attempt. For some of you, there will be some

The Cats made me do it!

I did it again in Colombia.  I wormed my way into someone's home, but the cats made me do it.   They were in a doorway staking their ground.     After they scurried off,  curiosity led me through the doorway as I followed two more cats into a

The People of Cuba

  Hola Amigos,  After two weeks in Cuba, where I captured many unique experiences with my camera, my head and heart are flush with soul-filled stories about the local people I met there.   I traveled with Professor Ron Herman, photographer extraordinaire and super nice guy, along

DYING TO BE READ

It may seem maudlin to some, but I enjoy reading obituaries, especially those printed in The New York Times,  which are considered a form of creative non-fiction.    From cradle to grave, people's lives fascinate me.   Some might say I'm nosey, but I would

DOGSLEDDING IN LAPLAND

Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to introduce you to Lynda Kresge, traveler extraordinaire.   She has agreed to be my first Guest Author, so that I can share with you her delightful piece on Dogsledding in Lapland, a region in Finland, about which many