Necessary Madness: A Writer on the Road

When Plans Change

When Plans Change

  For months I've imagined two of us on the upcoming Portugal trip, but, alas, a family emergency necessitates my friend Susan's staying home. When word of this came, I worried about her situation, and her disappointment. She had been such an eager participant....

A Cottage Full

A Cottage Full

Leaving a comfort zone means boarding a roller coaster. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to receive updates about my whereabouts and adventures in your e-mail. My plans – traveling, writing full time – necessitates giving up this house, the only house I’ve ever...

The Eve of Change

The decision to change my name didn’t arrive as a whim! Here’s the real story in my latest blog post, On the Eve of Change. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to receive updates about my whereabouts and adventures in your e-mail. When I hear the name Linda, I often...

A Writer on the Move

It was late summer, 1974. A friend and I were staying in a villa overlooking Florence. One afternoon, the villa’s gardener offered us a tomato. Resting on his palm was a fruit worthy of a Renaissance still life, and, ever since that moment, I’ve had the notion I’d...

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