May 20, 1964 what it was like to face death?

C. Michael Bennis – Author and Speaker   http://www.cmichaelbennis.com The festival of San Isidro, Madrid’s patron saint, begins the Friday before May 15.  It lasts for 9 days of continuous partying with music, dancing, and sensational bullfights.  The Capitol is...

Adobe bricks support timeless memories

La Casa Caliente stretches across a hilltop with unlimited panoramas of majestic mountains and valley. It is a natural building made from sand, clay and water, sun dried in Mexico into two-foot long Adobe bricks. The Mexican tile adobe roof was handmade to perfection....

Love Letters and a Recipe for Paella Valenciana

I confess I wrote love letters to H’s heartthrob while at the University of Colorado.  It was love at first sight for H when he saw her at CU’s Norlin Library.  H didn’t know her name, and when he did, he was too embarrassed to talk. So I volunteered to help.  I never...

Zen & A Novel’s Inception

You’ve decided to write a novel, now where to begin? The pathway to writing begins with desire.  Imagery of glamour and excitement are only illusions, for creative writing is fraught with disappointment, rejection and continued determination.  Just the setbacks in...

What Not to do in a Haunted Villa

Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal is the setting for five (out of twenty chapters) in Rules of Engagement that I wrote between 2007 and 2009 and then published in 2010.  However my history with Praia da Luz began forty years before I ever wrote Rules. The purpose of...