Tag: Travel

  • My Amtrak Writing Retreat: The fast trak back.

    My Amtrak Writing Retreat: The fast trak back.

    After two and a half days of dealing with Los Angeles traffic, I was more than ready to get back on board the train and head east. Especially since I went ahead and upgraded to one of the bedroom compartments. Los Angeles’s Union Station was every bit as big and busy as Chicago’s, with old-school […]

  • My Amtrak Writing Retreat: Who and where am I?

    My Amtrak Writing Retreat: Who and where am I?

    Day three of the retreat got off to a rocky, rumbly start. The train was shaking so damn much, I had no choice but to give up trying to sleep at around 6:00 a.m. Central time (I think). All meals in the dining car are included when you book a sleeper car compartment. Still, I […]

  • My Amtrak Writing Retreat: It continues.

    My Amtrak Writing Retreat: It continues.

    So, I bedded down pretty soon after dinner, as I had been up since 3:30 that morning. I slept about as well as one could sleep on a moving train. I vaguely remembered waking up and looking out the window as the train pulled into Cleveland, Ohio in the middle of the night. Oh–forgot to […]

  • My Amtrak Writing Retreat: It begins.

    My Amtrak Writing Retreat: It begins.

    As I sit here in my home, not being able to go anywhere, I’m reminded that a mere three weeks ago, I was in the middle of going almost everywhere in the continental United States. From March 1 thru 10, I was, at different times, on a plane, in a car, and on a train, […]

  • #Amwriting. #Amediting. #Amtrak.

    #Amwriting. #Amediting. #Amtrak.

    I am just a few days away from departing on a 10-day vacation, riding a train coast to coast and back again, during which time I hope to get a lot of my writing projects finished, polished, and ready for submission. I’ve put together my own writing residency, after the folks at Amtrak decided to […]