"Our most ancient metaphor says life is a journey. Memoir is travel writing, then, notes taken along the way, telling how things looked and what thoughts occurred. . . .This is the traveler who goes on foot, living the journey, taking on mountains, enduring deserts, marveling at the lush green places...as a pilgrim, seeking, wondering." -Patricia Hampl

About This Blog

I began writing here in 2004, when a friend asked me to join him on a trip to India.  I quickly submitted a request for a one-year sabbatical from my teaching position in Boston, and within a year, had not only seen India, but also Peru, and in between those places, fell in love with the man who is now my husband.  

I love the metaphor of life as a path, or a road.  And, having always been a big fan of road trips, I love where this road leads: adventures as far away as Japan and as near as my kitchen.  Of late, I'm writing about learning what motherhood entails, about family, and then the peripheral stuff, like music and food, that make the journey even more savory.

You can find more recent posts about my experiments with food and filials at Aprons & Blazers.  Happy Reading!