Physical activity, discovering history, and trying new things are important to me. Yet until recently, they often conflicted with my writing schedule; time away from my desk meant that I wasn’t always meeting writing goals.

Then a friend told me about how much she is enjoying her plein air art classes. It reminded me of my college interim abroad trip to Italy, where I attempted to sketch architecture and famous statues in centuries-old plazas and courtyards (that’s another story for another day!).

Which got me to thinking. Why not Read More