My passions are fly-fishing, reading and traveling. In 2013, I fly-fished a river a week, and in 2014, I wrote a book about the adventure. Now retired, I continue to fly-fish and travel and share my adventures on this website.

52 Weeks, 52 Rivers

As a librarian, I learned the value of storytelling, both from the experts in the field and in my own experiences. I believe that stories are integral to our survival because they help us to experiment with our emotions and strategize on the challenges we face in life.

In my blog, and now my book, I’ve told a lot of stories. They are about fly-fishing, the outdoors, traveling, people, challenges, joys and fears. I took leaps and stumbled although I always learned something valuable. In the end, my stories are meant to give you courage and inspiration to pursue your own path to a more passionate life. I plan on telling a lot more stories.

The 52 Rivers Blog

Cretan Food

Cuisine is one of the most important aspects of any culture, and it’s no different here in Crete. As I’m sure you’ve heard many times, Mediterranean food is one of the most [...]

Water Everywhere

I remember as a kid having to learn the names of all the bodies of water around the world and never really mastering it. Now, I come to the Mediterranean and it’s even more difficult. The [...]

Back in Greece!

Last fall, Florian and I spent three weeks in Greece touring Athens, the Peloponnese, Santorini, Mykonos, Hydra, and finally the island of Crete. Florian lived on Crete 50 – yes 50 – [...]

Athens and Beyond

In September 2021, Florian and I set off for a grand trip to Greece. We were questioned by friends and family about traveling with Covid still very active, but we followed our hunches that with [...]

Still Fishin’…

For my 70th birthday (now over a year ago), my husband and I spent a heavenly three days with Nick Streit in Taos – one of our favorite places to visit and fish. Who can argue with the [...]