The Alhambra of 19th century US travel writer Washington Irving

Washington Irving, US travel writer and dignitary of the early 19th century spent time living at the Alhambra Palace in Granada - where I am now - for a period, as the invited guest of the mayor of Granada of the time.  He had ridden from Sevilla to Granada, Spain on a donkey, along with … Continue reading The Alhambra of 19th century US travel writer Washington Irving


The Earth is crying

I don't understand human nature and this is my business as a writer - to understand human nature. How can a man massacre people in a mass shooting at a place of worship - a synagogue - in the US? How can an individual send pipe bombs to those who hold different political beliefs to … Continue reading The Earth is crying

Wild skies & the long camino

It's stormy in southern Spain. Violent downpours are blighting the country. Is this climate change or normal for this time of year, or both? The winds are fierce and the sun is nowhere to be seen, but the temperature is warm, delicious actually. I'm pictured here in the distance walking a lovely camino through desolate … Continue reading Wild skies & the long camino

10,000 and counting

Yes, I did it today. 10,000 words of writing. And I wasn't doing a 'Shining' where Jack Nicholson writes the same sentence over and over again at that creepy snow resort in the film The Shining.  I was so scared when I started this morning, but then it all just started to flow, and all … Continue reading 10,000 and counting