All roads lead to Vegas.

    Megan EdwardsYes, there was a time when they all led to Rome. In fact, I followed those ancient thoroughfares back when I was choosing a college major and ended up studying Latin and Greek. I did go to Rome (even though I had to take a plane). It was even more fabulous than a place where all roads lead should be.

    Fast forward a bunch of years and life lessons and jobs and stuff. One day that started out ordinary, my house burned down in a wildfire. My unexpected "stufflessness" resulted in a road trip I predicted would last six months and bring me back to where I started.

    It didn’t. Instead, 150,000 miles and seven years later, I found myself in Las Vegas. Somehow, all the roads I took eventually brought me here, where I remain endlessly captivated by a city I believe Julius Caesar would find fascinating, too.

    On this site, you’ll find my books and my ramblings, and even a few paintings from time to time. I hope you enjoy looking around!

The Music of Remembrance

August 18th, 2014
I look into his eyes. He meets my gaze. I widen my eyes. He widens his. I reach toward him to straighten his glasses. He blinks. I sing to him. My Bonnie lies over the ocean. His eyes focus on my lips, watching them form the words. A few lines in, he smiles. There was a farmer had a dog. No reaction. And Bingo was his name-o. Again, he smiles a few lines in. When I clap, he laughs. When I clap again, tears roll down his cheeks. I think I can recognize joy when I see it, but he cannot tell me with words. He has no words — hasn’t had any words for at least four years. We take him to a bluegrass concert in the park. ... (more...)

January Painting-A-Day Challenge

January 21st, 2014
To kick 2014 off creatively -- and to make use of a stack of old vertical window blinds -- I decided to set myself the challenge of painting a picture every day for the month of January. I've displayed them here at their actual size: three-and-a-half by five inches. If you click on them, you'll see a much bigger version. January 31: "school's Out!" January 30: "Still Life with Black Beans" January 29: "Through the Tunnel to Parts West"... (more...)