Mpartyka

Description

Reading is the thread connecting all of my interests: travel, history, fitness/nutrition, personal stories/memoirs, fashion/design, and everything in between.


MY BLOGS

  • Bookworm with a View http://www.maripartyka.com/

    a book blog focusing on: literary fiction, memoirs, crafts, gardening, food, and travel.

LATEST ARTICLES ( 96 )

  • Wildflowers: 100 Day Project (Day 20)

    Wildflowers: Project (Day

    Hello friends!It's a foggy Saturday morning in northern New Jersey. I'm sitting in the kitchen, with a cup of grapefruit/strawberry tea. Mixing in a teaspoon... Read more

    Posted on 21 January 2017 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Wildflowers: 100 Day Project (Day 10)

    Wildflowers: Project (Day

    Lovely Friends,How is the new year treating you? With family visiting this weekend, our home is still decorated for Christmas. Read more

    Posted on 11 January 2017 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Running: Run Now | Wine Later (Feb 18)

    Running: Wine Later (Feb

    Hello friends,Last month I celebrated my one year anniversary with Mahila Partnership, an all volunteer, non-profit organization of professional women, with... Read more

    Posted on 04 January 2017 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Wildflowers: a 100 Day Project

    Wildflowers: Project

    Hello lovely friends,A few years ago I completed Project Happiness, a 100-day personal challenge based on new experiences.If I had to define 2016 with one word... Read more

    Posted on 30 December 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • It's Almost Turkey Day!

    It's Almost Turkey Day!

    Hello lovely friends,What a difference a day makes, just two days ago it was 65F and sunny. This morning... although it's early, there is a winter chill in the... Read more

    Posted on 21 November 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • My Favorite Things 2016

    Favorite Things 2016

    Friends and Family,With Oprah publishing her list of favorite things a few days ago, I thought it might be fun to share 'my favorite things' with you. It's... Read more

    Posted on 11 November 2016 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Travel: An Italian Holiday

    Travel: Italian Holiday

    Hello friends,I'm excited to share a spontaneous holiday with you today. The World Traveler had to be in Sorrento for an unexpected work conference, providing... Read more

    Posted on 06 November 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Travel: A Swiss Getaway

    Travel: Swiss Getaway

    Hello everyone!I'm back from another extended holiday in Switzerland, and boy did I have a wonderful time exploring new places. Read more

    Posted on 03 October 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Introducing Phoebe

    Introducing Phoebe

    Meet Phoebe. I call her zen puppy because she's so laid back and lovable.She weighed just nine pounds in this photograph. Joining our familyA week after... Read more

    Posted on 30 September 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Summer Vacation

    Summer Vacation

    Hello friends,I just returned from an amazing long weekend in Colorado, and hope my travel hangover lasts for weeks.We have been visiting Boulder, in July, for... Read more

    Posted on 19 July 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Retreating to Boulder

    Retreating Boulder

    Hello Friends,In twenty four hours I will be in Boulder. A short trip that let's me unplug. Literally. I lose connection to the outside world thirty minutes... Read more

    Posted on 12 July 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • A Fortnight in London

    Fortnight London

    Hello friends,Can we time travel back a few months, to April?We traveled to London to run a marathon. I had just one must see on my list, touring The London... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Adios Mars Retrograde!

    Adios Mars Retrograde!

    Hello friends,Mars Retrograde... I learned about this astrological event in February. It occurred from mid April to June 29, life taking three steps forward, on... Read more

    Posted on 30 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • London Marathon

    London Marathon

    Hello Friends,Back in 2014 I left this comment on a photo posted to fb, just days after running NYC2014: For the first time ever I teared up at the end. Read more

    Posted on 30 April 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Dresses for Nepal

    Dresses Nepal

    Hello friends,One of my earliest memories (age 6-7) is attending anthropology classes with my mother. This is where I became captivated with Jane Goodall,... Read more

    Posted on 31 March 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • A Winter Holiday

    Winter Holiday

    Hello friends,Snow, I found snow! In December we traveled to Vevey, Switzerland for a three week work/holiday. I adore Vevey... the entire area actually. Vevey... Read more

    Posted on 13 January 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Life and Books: Happy New Year!

    Life Books: Happy Year!

    Hello friends,I hope 2016 has started well for everyone.Warm weather has kept the snow away BUT it's great for running and the porch is still an option. Read more

    Posted on 10 January 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Merry Everything, and Happy Always

    Merry Everything, Happy Always

    Hello friends,I hope your Christmas was lovely, filled with love, and laughter. We had a holiday of firsts. Our son's career has him in Asia until March. My... Read more

    Posted on 26 December 2015 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • A Swedish Holiday

    Swedish Holiday

    Hello Friends,My mother's family is from Sweden. My brother and I are half Swedish. An important fact for this post, which is half story and half Swedish... Read more

    Posted on 15 December 2015 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Running: London Baby!

    Running: London Baby!

    Hello friends,I feel like the little boy who cried wolf as I write this post. I have completed over a dozen marathons, more if you count the solo marathons... Read more

    Posted on 10 December 2015 BOOKS, CULTURE