Welcome to Following the Whispers blog

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

We're back...

Well,  after multiple delays and mechanical problems on planes, I'm home safe and sound and incredibly jet-lagged. Got home Friday around noon and just can't seem to get back into this time zone. I had tickets to see Lily Tomlin Saturday night (purchased months and months ago) and was so excited to see her in person and I only heard about half of what she said - I kept nodding off.
Here are some pics from our Mediterranean cruise. They're actually in reverse order of how we did our trip. We flew into Venice, then got on cruise ship the next day. We went to Ravenna, Italy, Ibiza, Spain, Valencia, Spain, Mallorca de la Palma, Spain, Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia, and ended in Barcelona, Spain. The trip was a mixture of good and bad, but on balance, good. Torrential downpours in three of the port stops were challenging, but still okay.
 Hope you are all doing well.
Blessings,
Karen