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My newest book, out March 6, 2015, is available for pre-order on amazon. STUMBLE is a collection of essays about the mad search for beauty, our anguished human hearts, my own personal attempt to navigate the world with an abandonment-wound-scarred psyche, and the glory of L.A.'s hibiscus bushes, 99-cent stores, Catholic churches and public libraries.
My 2015 trips include but are not limited to a Lenten mission outside Boston; a women's retreat, followed by a private week in Seattle; Rome in October; and from February 8 to the 15th, Honduras. That's right: the country with the world's #1 homicide rate, I will be there for Valentine's Day. (Here's an article about how the United States has had a huge hand in fostering, creating the conditions allowing, and committing much of the violence).
This will be courtesy of what sounds like a stellar organization: Unbound, which hooks up sponsors with children, the elderly and young adults throughout the world.
In light of my extreme introversion, as soon as the invite came through I called the woman at Unbound right up. These were my questions:
"Can I have my own room?"
"Does it have wifi?"
"Will there be time during the day when we can be by ourselves?"
After hanging up, I thought, Shoot, I forgot to ask about the coffee situation.
As my friend Christine said, "Heather, they produce coffee in Honduras."
At which point I thought, I can do anything for a week and signed right on.
|HIPSTER "GASTROPUB" IN MY HIPSTER NEIGHBORHOOD|
OF SILVER LAKE, L.A.
MAYBE I WILL EAT THERE ONE DAY--
BUT PROBABLY NOT.