Two days after my book came out in print, we headed south for the winter for the first time. Work On Your Own Terms may not appear on Amazon until 2014. After working full out for the past year, I realized it was time for a break. I also thought technology would enable me to work while travelling. It has proven to be a bit more of a challenge than expected. My current Internet connection is about one tenth the speed it was back home. My website email address is not feeding into my webmail as anticipated, leading to much frustration. If you haven't heard back from me -- that is why. I am still working on how to access my messages. I will continue to work on this. If you also expect to work while on the road, be prepared for a few glitches along the way.

We will soon celebrate American Thanksgiving. In spite of the technical glitches, I have much to be thankful for. I have never before experienced so much sunshine and warm weather in November. I also have a new family of American and Canadian friends. I am indeed grateful. Life is good. What are you grateful for?