Uncommon people and places surround us. Look around you. They are just like us, but they deserve recognition for their courage and kindness. Uncommon people and places encourage us to smell the flowers on our journey. Visit a museum. Find a new hobby. Attend a “meet-up.” Volunteer. Buy flowers for a friend. Make a phone call to someone you miss. Do something uncommon today.


SAVE THE DATE: October 14, 2017

WYLIE OCTOBERFEST 2017, including…
Special Authors & Artists Event

ASK THE AUTHORS panel from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Wylie Art Gallery
201 Ballard Street
Wylie, Texas 75098 (Read more…)


Roving Ruth


Don’t miss my monthly newsletter, titled “Roving Ruth.” It’s super easy to register. The newsletter arrives around the first of each month. In the October issue, you ride with me on a recent trip to Banff, Canada.  Brief news and an article are posted on the website about the same time the newsletter arrives but you might forget to visit the website. The newsletter interrupts your busy day to think about yourself, to be inspired and motivated to travel more and enjoy life to its fullest. Register for the newsletter by clicking on the top right-hand corner of this page.

If you are registered for the newsletter but do not receive the issue please notify me through the Contact tab. After you read about Banff, I’d like your help. I’m considering doing a book of short stories about my travels. Your feedback about the article on Banff will assist whether you would want to read more or less about a trip. Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

Flower mix

Quote for the Month

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir


Do you have a friend with a heartache? Whether the problem is an impending divorce, a health issue, a disruptive event, Gift of the Suitcase, is a good gift for that individual. You can order it through my website, Amazon or purchase it at my presentations. The book offers hope, beautiful scenery, a little humor and the message that “Losing baggage is not always a loss.”

The story begins when I graduated from college with high expectations for the future. My travel through life proves that twists and turns create unforeseen opportunities. With a touch of laughter and spirituality, we see how kindness helps with chaos, today and throughout history.


Please read the book to understand the message for its relevance in today’s world. If you write an Amazon review it will help others decide whether it’s worthwhile. Order your copy today as a gift to yourself or others.

Gift of the Suitcase is available for purchase on the Books tab and other distribution channels. If you prefer ordering through Amazon, their distribution centers are stocked.  View more details on the Writer/Speaker tab.