Editorial Essays

Prague – Rain in My Heart in the Magical City

Prague, Czech Republic – Dolomiti flight 3272 descended through a turbulent headwind. I gazed out a window. Droplets of rain slanted across the glass like tears. Prague in rain. The city of alchemy and astrology in rain. Rain in my heart. I had been trying hard to become a writer. But I became lost. I needed inspiration. Magic and mystery, I believed, lay cloaked in my heart. Prague seemed like the perfect city where I’d find a key to unlock the innocence I had lost. By the time I was…
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Experimental Travel? – A Mind Map

Experimental Travel? — Tourist, Traveler, Explorer?   I did a Mind Map exercise using Experimental Traveler as the nucleus word. Many years ago, I learned this technique from a book by Gabriele Lusser Rico, Writing the Natural Way. Rico calls it “Clustering.” She devised the technique so that a writer can write from within his or her heart. In the writing process, Clustering is the “exploratory stages . . . to untangle a fuzzy mind.” Clustering gives focus. It’s a way of finding that creative spark, a way of tapping…
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