Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Sabbatical

Okay! I know you've been wondering if I died and blew away. I'm still here. Well, "here" being relative. I've been meeting such amazing people both old friends and new people. I've experienced some great music, some art and many places that have been blowing me away. Like I just told a friend of mine in an email, I've only had a tiny appetizer of the treasures the western part of the U.S. holds. I don't think I've even seen the tip of the iceberg. But, I'm falling in love. I can understand why there are so many vandwellers and RVers who gravitate to this part of the U.S.

So, yes, I've been reasonably busy. I have so many things to write about. I have thousands of photos to go through and edit. The memories are building at a space age speed. Okay, and I'll admit it, even with all the topics I want to write about, I've been experiencing a bit of writer's block. Like I said, it's not because I don't have anything to say, but because my days have been so full and there has been so much to experience and enjoy that it takes my writing energy away.

So, I decided to grant myself a short sabbatical from writing. But, get ready because I'm working at getting things cranked up in the writing department again.

Currently, I'm camped a mile high outside the tiny (I mean TINY) town of McAllister in southwest Montana. From my van workstation where I'm composing this article I'm overlooking a long, beautiful valley where it almost looks like snow has fallen (none up here) and the mountains on either side of the valley are snow capped. I actually have 360 degree views from here. 

I'm camped on the 20 acre mini ranch of my friend Anne, a nature photographer/videographer, falconer and conservationist. Anne is also the first news camera woman going back to the early 1970's. Her career continued through the 70's, 80's and 90's and opened the door for other women to enter the traditionally men's profession. Her experiences and career are amazing to listen to. She was with CBS and ABC networks. She worked with presidents, Congress and even filmed an interview with Yasser Arafat.

Like I said, I'm spending time with the most amazing people in the most amazing places. So, get ready for what I hope will be lots of great new stuff coming up pretty quickly.

Oh yeah! And don't miss tomorrow's Photo-of-the-Week. I usually don't have pictures of myself. But, this photo was taken of me and it blew my mind when I saw it. I'll tell you the story when the photo goes up tomorrow. This is going to be my new profile photo.

More coming soon, stay tuned to this same channel (blog).  

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