Unfurling the Spirit

Last Sunday I flew to Ireland to teach at a writing retreat in Hedford, County Galway, with Ireland Writer Tours. I flew in a couple of days before the retreat officially started (that was yesterday) in order to make sure my lecture notes and–more importantly–my psyche were prepared. I’ve spent the last two days roaming the shores of Lough Corrib, the largest freshwater lake  in the Republic of Ireland, enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells. The wildflowers are lovely, Stepping away from the usual crush and stress of daily life never fails to remind me how important it is to take

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