Author Archives for Julie Tetel Andresen

Duke university professor reflects on Confederate monuments

Monument(al) Mistakes

September 5, 2017 10:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Title image: Baldwin Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University with statue of Benjamin N. Duke Upon my return to Duke last week for the start of classes, I was reminded how much I’ve always loved East Campus with its Georgian architecture. Maybe it’s because I lived there when I was a... read more


India Historical Romance Short Story

The Red Palace IV

September 1, 2017 10:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This is the fourth entry in my latest short story, The Red Palace. Click here to start with Chapter 1, or catch up on Chapter 2 and Chapter 3. Chapter Four In the morning Gita came with another tray of food and a fresh robe. She replaced the old tray on the low table with the new... read more


India Historical Romance Short Story

The Red Palace III

August 29, 2017 10:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This is the third entry in my latest short story, The Red Palace. Click here to start with Chapter 1 or catch up on Chapter 2. Chapter Three Elizabeth was rigid with emotional shock and limbs stiff from immobility. Thus, when Gita came to help her up and to enfold her in... read more


India Historical Romance Short Story

The Red Palace II

August 25, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The next few blog entries will be the opening chapters of my short story The Red Palace. Click here to catch up on Chapter One.   Chapter Two Badar Ali had enlisted the help of Gita, his old nurse who was like a mother to him, his own having died in... read more


India Historical Romance Short Story

The Red Palace I

August 22, 2017 9:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Over the next two weeks I will be posting the first four chapters of my new short story The Red Palace. Other stories are available as free downloads on my site: A Most Curious Courtship, Lord Blackwell’s Rude Awakening, The Wedding Night and The Alpha’s Edge. Rajgurat, India 1857 Chapter... read more


Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

August 18, 2017 10:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

My blog focuses on travel and writing but every now and then I entertain other topics, always upbeat. However, today I’m taking up the downbeat topic of dying because in the last few weeks I’ve been speaking with people who have recently lost loved ones, and I hope my own... read more


Five Questions with Sherrie Dillard

August 15, 2017 9:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I’ve followed the teaching and writing of Sherrie Dillard for many years, and I’m delighted for her to participate in my Five Questions series. Whatever your view of spirituality you are sure to benefit from Sherrie’s clarity and insights. I’ve read all her books and her latest, Sacred Signs and... read more


What to do if you are pickpocketed while traveling internationally

Pickpocketed!

August 11, 2017 9:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It happened. A couple weeks ago I was pickpocketed. I was not in as obviously vulnerable a position as the woman in the title image. In fact, I thought I was doing everything right, and yet …. I had gone to the ATM and made a withdrawal before meeting a... read more


Advice for beginning authors

Va, petit livre

August 8, 2017 6:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

“Go, little book” This exhortation from an author to his newly published book has been rattling around in my brain for some decades. I had thought it originated with one of the 19th-century French symbolist poets like Rimbaud or Mallarmé. I had also thought it meant that once the book... read more


5 Amazing Airports

August 4, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Believe it or not, I hate to fly. Really hate it. But I do it. The good news is, I actually like airports. I like the energy. I like seeing all the places listed on Arrivals and Departures. Jakarta? Vladivostok? Hey, maybe! There are plenty of amazing airports in the... read more