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I like to imagine my blog as a scenic spot with a spectacular view along the Trail of Memory – a site where writers and readers are welcome to share the stories that help us make sense of our journeys.
NEWCOMERS IN AN ANCIENT LAND EXCERPT – CHAPTER 5: Hitchhiking

NEWCOMERS IN AN ANCIENT LAND EXCERPT – CHAPTER 5: Hitchhiking

The Negev Desert was a land of extremes – by day a white-hot griddle; by night a blackened skillet; at dawn a copper pot; at dusk a painted gourd. Its unforgiving rocks and sharp scent reminded me of my early childhood in Texas and Kansas, where the harshness of the...

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NEWCOMERS IN AN ANCIENT LAND EXCERPT – CHAPTER 4: Gingit!

NEWCOMERS IN AN ANCIENT LAND EXCERPT – CHAPTER 4: Gingit!

 I couldn’t resist the beauty of the nocturnal sky as I crept up on deck alone. A shimmering canopy of stars arched over the cobalt sea, falling to the horizon like a fishnet tugged tight by unseen hands. Flying fish played in the ship’s wake, their silvery tails...

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June 2019 NAMW Virtual Book Club- FREE to All

June 2019 NAMW Virtual Book Club- FREE to All

Expert: Paula WagnerBook: Newcomers in an Ancient Land— Adventure, Love and Seeking Myself in 1960’s IsraelDate: June 13, 2019Time: 4 PM PDT | 5 PM MDT | 6 PM CDT | 7 PM EDT NAMW is pleased to introduce Paula Wagner for the June Virtual Book Club...

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Why the MAGIC of MEMOIR is a MUST READ!

Why the MAGIC of MEMOIR is a MUST READ!

The Magic of Memoir is a memoirist’s companion for when the going gets tough. Paula Wagner is one of 40 contributors in this book published on November 2016. Writing about the process of writing has always baffled me, so it was both an honor and a challenge to come up...

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