Tag Archives: Just Keep Pedaling

What Will I Talk About

Preparing for a talk. That’s how I am spending my Friday evening; and that’s good. I enjoy public speaking. Telling stories is fun; but learning what other people want to share or hear about is better. Saturday, March 5th, 2016 … Continue reading

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Walking Across Scotland – A Five Year Anniversary

Five years ago I arrived back home to my island north of Seattle after walking across Scotland. Since then, much has changed. And, of course, much has remained the same. Change is inevitable, and conscious travel amplifies it. Amidst the … Continue reading

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A Scottish Anniversary 2014

Four years ago tonight I was back home and wondering what was going to happen next in my life. I’d just walked across Scotland, back from what was supposed to be a vacation and stepping into a realization that my … Continue reading

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Uncelebrated Inspirations

About three years ago I was still home, wondering about this trip I planned for walking across Scotland. It was the end of August and my flight from Seattle was less than a month away. What inspired me to do … Continue reading

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Do It Different

It’s been a while. So it goes with the life of a non-fiction book. As a person they live the events. As a writer they spend months or years turning memories and notes into stories. As an author they lose … Continue reading

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Why Stranraer To Aberdeen

How rare is that? How rare is it to walk across Scotland? Not very. How rare is it to walk from Stranraer to Aberdeen? Please, tell me. I suspect few have done the same, and why would they? Adventures are … Continue reading

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Scots Power

Want to read reviews, or check on a book’s popularity? Go to amazon and rummage around. I do that daily, especially after I publish a book. When I check in amazon shows me what’s happening in the US and Canada. … Continue reading

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Every Moment Every Emotion

Saturday I gave a talk and slideshow at the Langley Library (here on Whidbey, not the Langley near D.C.). Nice crowd. There were a few empty seats, but not many. Impressive, especially considering the weather, which was appropriately Scottish. Scotland … Continue reading

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The Locals Speak

What a relief. Welcome to the anxiety inducing act that is writing about someone’s neighborhood. Each sentence I wrote about Scotland made me wonder about who I’d met. How would the B&B owners react? What about the people I walked … Continue reading

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Walk Write Talk

Walking Thinking Drinking Across Scotland has become part of another process: Walk, Write, Talk. I walked across Scotland. I wrote a book about the journey, both the external and the internal portions. Now, I get to talk about it all, … Continue reading

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