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Blog re-boot coming Mother’s Day (which will be Drive Day 1 minus 14 years, 44 days)

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In 2003 I said goodbye to the corporate world, quit my job and took off on the ultimate road trip: a year down the Pan-American Highway. That life-on-the-road inspired my latest memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway. To celebrate the publication date from Seal Press, a Hachette Book Group company, I’m rebooting my teresabruce.me blog (some of you might remember it as Right Brain Safari) with a post I hope you read on Mother’s Day. Especially for Other Mothers.

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Forget GPS, all we had were maps, slides and my mother’s journal for navigation

Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale June 13th. Pre order through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my teresabrucebooks.com website or here or here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.

Sistas snackin’ (Drive Day 1 minus 14 years)

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Sneak preview. Can’t wait to see my sister-in-law Lyn when she comes to DC next month.

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Wind Lake, WI — photo courtesy Tom Kwas

Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale June 13th. Pre order through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my teresabrucebooks.com website or here or here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.

Old-school research

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DRIVE DAY 1 MINUS 14 YEARS, 68 DAYS

This is what prepping for a massive blog reboot looks like (starting Mother’s Day). And yes, it’s a photo from 2017. I’m just using negative viewing equipment from the 60s. Luckily a friend had this gem in his basement — perfect for scouring through Gary’s negatives for inspiration.

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Takoma Park, MD — photo courtesy Gary Geboy

Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale June 13th. Pre order through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my teresabrucebooks.com website or here or here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.

 

3D cover of The Drive

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Just a quick post to show off the upcoming cover of The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway (click on the link below) On sale June 13th but you can pre-order now

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An Upcoming Series about The Drive

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(WASHINGTON, DC) The Drive: today’s date minus 14 years

This is a sample of a blog series I’ll be ramping up starting on Mother’s Day. Each day I’ll post a blog about a photo from the ultimate road trip: the one I took TWICE down the Pan-American highway that became my latest memoir, The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway. The book goes on sale June 13th — and from May 14th on you can be an armchair traveler, along for the entire year-long drive. Don’t worry, following this blog series won’t ruin the story for you. There will be no spoilers — just bonus material that complements the book. Journal entries, the occasional video, tall tales, ghost stories, crazy close calls, even crazier people we met on the road, maps, B&W photos processed in South America, 44-year-old color slides, and stunning digital images from 13 countries that ended up on the cutting room floor. Like this one, in Guatemala, ten days before Wipeout left us:

Teresa and Wipeout

Hashtag help my PPT

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Hi friends, trying out some new sharing tools. I thought y’all might enjoy this piece. I get to work with terrific designers to create these tips for PPT presenters who’ve gone “design blind.” If your slides typically look like this:

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Then jot down these three tips:

  • for lists of SHORT sentences, no more than three bullet points per slide
  • use paragraph returns between bullets
  • Use 30 point for headings, 20 point for body text

Same content now looks like this:

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Pictures that should have loaded with ea

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