Category Archives: Book Excerpts

Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 32: Weight, balance, weighing, balancing, quiet…

    These boys who love their mother who loves men, who passes on her sons to other women; The cloud across the sky. The windy pines. The trickle gurgle in the swampy meadow this is our body. – from … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 31: Almost everything had fallen into place…

The painted desert can wait ‘til summer, We’ve played this game of ‘just imagine’ long enough. – Natalie Merchant  Waiting. This time, hopefully. Waiting for a response to resumes sent to the islands two weeks ago in the hope of … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 29: O bla dee, O bla da, life goes on…

“O bla dee, O bla da, life goes on” – The Beatles   Journal Entry, 5am Trudy, we’ve been in Barbados for nearly a year now. We felt we had to get away from America for a little while.  The … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 28: Mexican Wedding Cookies in the Sea…

Seychelles – Mexican Wedding Cookies in the Sea by Livy Tinsley Seychelles by way of Zanzibar. Serenghetti for Morgan on the way back but now Seychelles, sea shells, the Indian Ocean. French settlers, Arab traders came first, 16th century, Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 27: Rincon. Queen of the coast…

Journal Entry – Livy Rincon. Queen of the coast. Two boards, Morgan and I. There’s a richness here, a spirit to this place, a feeling of greatness, or a feeling that being here is a great thing. I’m just going … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 26: Let’s get out of here and get some waves…

They’d fallen asleep and the sun was going down behind the mountains. Still lying on the blanket that had served as a makeshift bed, they both turned to one another at the same moment and smiled. “Plane doesn’t leave until … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 25: This is a holy place but not a “holy” place…

Together, they traveled into the mountains north of Los Angeles in search of a Buddhist temple. There, they didn’t feel particularly welcome, or even otherwise enthused. A female monk greeted them from a distance as they approached the temple. The … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 24: There’s nothing to do but love each other…

Livy – Journal Entry (cont.’d) Our second day, the public library, the Guggenheim and doing the work of business that feeds me and he admiring my drivenness and saying how like the driven snow I am, being dreamy in my … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 23: I knew I had mountains to climb…

Livy – Journal Entry It’s happened Trudy and I feel like a wood sprite hippie chick gypsy girl. Morgan. Seen him a million times in dreams, he telling me I’m like a field of fresh flowers. The image of him. … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 22 (Livy’s Perspective): A friend of mine told me it takes a leap of faith…

Livy Office in the sky. Too early for lunch, she thought, but it’s time somehow. Not entirely hungry, but it’s time. Business, busy-ness, the details. Livy got up from her desk, closed the drawers and turned to leave. “Where you … Continue reading

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