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Guest Post: Takin’ It Easy to Winslow, Arizona

By Patricia Hamilton

This was originally posted on the blog California Woman.

Salinas Train Depot, Salinas, California. Waiting for the Amtrak bus, I satisfied my early morning caffeine craving at nearby Olivia’s Cafe—here’s Olivia and  the morning crowd. I spoke Spanish with them, but the nice guy with the white shirt on the end wanted me to use his language, Italian, “Same thing” he said.

Take It Easy” is the title of a song written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, and most famously recorded by the Eagles (with Frey singing lead vocals). It was the band’s first single, released on May 1, 1972. The lyric, “Well, I’m a standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona” made the town still famous today. Well, if not famous, vaguely familiar in the recesses of our younger rock-n-roller minds! (more…)

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Driving For Walking For Our Lives

Last May, my publisher, Patricia Hamilton of Park Place Publications, and I drove 2,431 miles on a 20-day Northwest Book Tour. We mostly stayed  with friends and relatives while I presented at eleven book events, and came home with vivid memories and dozens of photos.

Now, almost exactly one year after the launch of Writing For Our Lives, I am releasing  a 74-page book filled with text and pictures about the book tour! It’s a bit like a scrapbook, but a little more high tech than a photo album with prints from a Brownie Box Camera. Patricia’s and my book, Driving for Walking for Our Lives,  details our preparation and scheduling, lists our itinerary, chronicles the events and includes statistics of expenses and income. (more…)

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