It’s Tuesday and I’ve been Away a Long TIme :)

Morning Slicers,

July has been a great month!  Actually late June- July. On June 23 I left for Cambodia with my two great friends/teachers and their principal and 12 of their students and I was gone for 12 days and the adventure was better than I could have imagined.  Then (how’s this for perfect timing?) a week to deal with Jet Lag and then about week to co-facilitate a writing workshop with the Hudson Valley Writing Project to create a new digital story… and now for a chill week ahead.

So here’s what I have to share:


So it’s nice to be back and I can’t wait to catch up with you.



21 thoughts

  1. Wow. What a trip. What a video. (And happy to hear your voice again).
    I love that mural project.
    It felt good .. to be part of your story as viewer.

  2. What an breathtaking adventure – and I am especially intrigued by by your comment above, “I got my happy back!” Welcome back to SOL and thank you for sharing the wealth of your extraordinary experience with us.

    • 🙂 I lost my partner 3 years ago. It’s been a slow but positive return to me over that time, and maybe the climax came when I least expected it on this trip to Cambodia… happy- I remember that friend and she’s back now even now that I’m home . I hope she stays.
      Thanks for noticing, Fran

      • You’re amazingly brave, Bonnie. Your words are full of strength and hope that others walking through that valley so need to hear. I often sense that those I’ve loved best and have lost are actually quite near. It’s almost like they must wait for the initial flood of our pain to subside a bit before they can come near…maybe that trip to another part of the world opened the door. Love never dies. She’ll stay. Thank YOU for courageously sharing this journey within a journey.

  3. Looking forward to viewing this when my YouTube connectivity is better (all the rain seems to be having an effect on streaming). Glad that you have your happy back, friend.

  4. Thank you for sharing your project with us. The light text put the focus where it belonged – on your documentary. What a powerful reminder of all that you and your group accomplished from start to finish. Your group will continue to feel the ripples as will the lives of those you helped. Welcome back!

  5. We often think of rendering aid as something complex…but this video shows it can be as simple as packing up and showing up where you are needed. Thank you for sharing this inspirational slice!

  6. Always busy, always on the go…you never stop! Cambodia sounds like a great place to find some “happy”. I hope it stays around for a while. Glad to have you back for Tuesday writing.

  7. Wow, Bonnie. You always manage to pack so much into your days and weeks. You are truly a mentor and inspiration to many. Glad you are back and posting.

  8. Nice to have your back, Bonnie.
    You certainly deserve a week to chill. Just looking at all of your photos on Facebook made me tired (but happy to see you doing what you love to do with people you care about).

  9. Oh, such an adventure and your storytelling is delightful! Thanks for sharing with us. And now, it’s time for you to enjoy the chill and slow down.

  10. Thanks all. Loved my time away and loving my time back home… time to work and reflect and plan for the next adventure. So glad to be back sharing on Slice of Life Tuesdays 🙂 YAY!!!!!

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