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

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Musings: The Amalfi Coast of Italy

This was my third time in Italy. The first time, I was 50 years old and it was my first trip to Europe. I didn't ever think I'd get to Europe and was convinced that it would most likely be my last. On the first trip, we went to Rome, Venice and Florence. On the second trip, we went to the medieval city of Sienna. This time, we went to the Amalfi Coast. This was high on my bucket list - to see Sorrento and Positano and go to the Isle of Capri to see the Blue Grotto. Here are some pics from this portion of the trip.

Mt. Vesuvius

The Amalfi Coast

Hubby, me, and pal Rosie at one of the stops along the drive



En route around the Isle of Capri

Emerald Grotto

Blue Grotto

We had 1/2 day in Rome before flying to Romania. Rosie had never been there so it was a whirlwind to make sure she saw the biggest tourist attractions.


Roman Forum

On the Spanish Steps

More tomorrow on the Transylvania portion of the trip.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Home at last

Hello everyone,
Arrived home safe and sound and travel weary, but happy. I will be sorting thru photos and will write a post very soon to share some stories about Transylvania. Right now I'm still recovering from jet lag.

Monday, June 2, 2014

June hiatus

I am taking the month of June off from blogging - traveling most of the month - to the Amalfi Coast of Italy for a few days, then on to an ethnographic folk dance tour of Transylvania with a bunch of friends. Below is a pic of Bran Castle, one of the amazing sites we'll be seeing. Be well everyone and I'll catch up with all of you in July.
Bran Castle