It has been said printer’s ink runs deep, but it is really more than that. I think printer’s ink is hereditary. It’s genetics. It is stamped into our DNA and no matter how hard we try to fight it … it begs to be free.
At least that was the case with me.
I’ve said before my father was a small-town newspaper journalist, a short story writer and a storyteller. He could spin a tall Texas tale quicker than a hurricane could hit Houston or have our entire town in a tizzy trying to decipher his latest scavenger hunt clue.
He was fun and he passed that on to me.
I don’t talk about my freelance writing much on this blog. Yes, it is scribbled on the right-hand side over there and I’ve received a few emails from curious readers and some requests from potential clients but I don’t really get into the details much and I’ve never shared those other links.
So today is the day.
When I am not brainstorming travel tips or trying to make sense of these crazy Calabrians, I’m working on other exciting assignments.
Because of the ghost-writing nature of some projects I can’t share links or details, but over the last year I’ve been busy scripting children’s stories for an overseas book publishing company, working on appendices for ESL books for children, developing newsletters for a corporate training client, blogging for an international card company and writing historical fiction short stories for a non-profit organization-that I got to work with my father on! I have also had several articles published in Panama Q Magazine, from romancing 1950’s style in Bocas del Toro to harvesting coffee beans in the hills of Boquette.
And there are a few online articles, as well.
According to the editor, Five of the World’s Best-Kept Secret Destinations was one of the most popular articles on their site in 2008. How flattering. I think it is only because we love to dream about visiting places like Yogyakarta, Indonesia or Stranja, Bulgaria or well, read the article-you might have heard of that last place … once or twice.
Looking for a place to get away from it all? Think about heading to one of the Seven Best Hidden Beaches in the World or spend some alone time in one of the Six Least-Densely Populated Nations on Earth.
If you prefer to stay in the US, then get a glimpse of Six National Parks You’ve Probably Never Visited, then kick back and relax in one of the Five Charming (and yet Still Under-Appreciated) US Cities.
Whew … I know. That was long. But if you are anything like me, you’ll be wanting to set sail-or hop on a plane, or plan a roadtrip or get in gear and walk to some of these fabulous places. But instead I am stuck here in southern Italy with nothing to do but drink limoncello and walk on the beach … oh yea, and get back to work.
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