Award-winning travel journalist Judith Fein and her husband, photojournalist Paul Ross, join me with their most personal and provocative book yet, The Spoon from Minkowitz: A Bittersweet Roots Journey to Ancestral Lands. Sitting in her Grandmother’s kitchen, little Judie learned six seemingly unrelated facts about the shtetl where her maternal ancestors lived until forced to flee or be killed first by the pogroms decimating Jews and later by Nazis. Her grandma’s stories were few and filled mostly with sadness, yet ignited in Judie a burning desire to see from where she came. How surprised she was on the eve of her wedding to Paul when his usually-distant father presented the young couple with a old spoon, a last remaining memento of his family’s life in the very same shtetl, Minkowitz. In Ukraine. This is part one of a riveting interview filled with history and hope and more. Find Judie and Paul, their books and travel tips at www.globaladventure.us
Part 2 next week!
Continuing the conversation with Bonnie Blue about her new book, Finding My Soul: Five Years at The Findhorn Community. Tips for listeners and writers hoping to publish, Bonnie shares her process of writing a memoir and finding help in the world of self publishing and book design. Why write a memoir, we ask ? She also shares more about what’s happened since she “found her soul” and also more about life in the inspiring Findhorn Community now, 35 years since she lived there. Contact Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Findhorn Foundation at findhorn.org
At age 33 Bonnie Blue’s life in the 1980’s Midwest took a turn that would transform her for ever. A lifelong spiritual seeker and always happiest in nature she took herself off to Scotland to the pioneering Findhorn Community originally made famous for its miraculous gardens grown in sand. Nearly 40 years later Bonnie shares her memoir, Finding My Soul: Five Years at The Findhorn Community. She weaves a fascinating tale of adventure and very personal exploration inner and outer, inspiring for all of us. This is Part 1 of a chat with Bonnie Blue. Part 2 next week on July 21st. Contact Bonnie at email@example.com and learn more about The Findhorn Foundation at findhorn.org