Million Mile Walker Dispatch, Special Book & Movie Reviews!, September, 2022

Dear Friends and Colleagues from Around the World, I’ll report lessons learned after celebrating Banned Book Week in Culture Watch. I have special book and movie recommendations in My Writing, Interviews, and Reviews. I will share some compelling Voices of the Day, some surprising What Others Are Saying, and an updated Calendar. You can click on the poster above for my Arizona Authors Association newsletter section, which highlights several of my latest articles and book reviews.  Cultural Watch    My daughter Nicky & her librarian hubby, Ed, joined me for the “Band Against the Ban in Arizona” gathering kicked off by our PEN America […]

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Million Mile Walker Dispatch, Growing Threats to Our Freedom of Expression, August, 2022

  Dear Friends and Colleagues from Around the World, I just sent out a multimedia press release about my new book, My Saddest Pleasures: 50 Years on the Road, picked up by newspapers worldwide, including several articles in daily news journals in London, Singapore, India, and Denver, among other places. http://www.freepublicitygroup.com/news/release-author-travel-writer-mark-walker-award-winning-book-saddest-pleasures-new-aug122/ September 18-24 is the Celebration of Banned Book Week, so I’m focusing on the growing threats to the freedom of expression in Culture Watch. As always, I will share My Writing, Interviews, and Reviews, which include an interview by Global TV Talk Show, Voices of the Day, What Others Are Saying, and an […]

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The Million Mile Walker Dispatch July, 2022 Inspiring, Encouraging & Mentoring: The Key to a Fulfilling Life!

  Inspiring, Encouraging & Mentoring: The Key to a Fulfilling Life! Dear Friends and Colleagues from Around the World, Last week, a colleague from my days with Food for the Hungry (over 25 years ago) wrote the following about the importance of mentoring and supporting those we work with: Hi! I was watching one of my clients’ videos about a program that trains homeless and formerly incarcerated people for jobs and helps them get placed. It’s been very successful and helped a lot of people by giving them a second chance.  One of the employers who hire a lot of […]

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Million Mile Walker Dispatch: My Saddest Pleasure, A Personal Reflection, February 2022 Issue

  Dear Friends and Colleagues from Around the World, The highlight of this month was a personal note from the editor of ELAND Press in London, “Dear Mark, You have done Moritz proud!” This is in response to the essay they published in their newsletter, which they followed up with three ELAND books as a token of their appreciation. In Culture Watch, I’ll share a personal story about the growing efforts to ban books by school boards here in Arizona. Amongst all the craziness, a sense of humor is a must, so I’ve included Just Keep Laughing, My Writing, Interviews […]

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Million Mile Walker Dispatch: A Time to Pause, Reflect & Reset! December 2021

Dear Friends and Colleagues from Around the World, Year-end is always an excellent time to Pause, Reflect and Reset! In our Culture Watch, we’ll look at some images and stories that stood out and will be with us during the coming year. Amongst all the craziness, a sense of humor is a must, so I’ve included Just Keep Laughing.  My Writing, Interviews and Reviews, Voices of the Day, and What Others Are Saying will include highlights of the year and, of course, an updated Calendar. Culture Watch The one story that sticks in my mind this year is the parody […]

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Million Mile Walker Dispatch, From Winslow, Arizona to Canyon de Chelly & Much More! November Edition, 2021

  From Winslow, Arizona to Canyon de Chelly & So Much More! Friends and Colleagues from Around the World, This month, my latest Million Mile Walker trek took me through two cultures in Arizona. Culture Watch will include an eye-opening survey on the best to worst Presidents in U. S. history, which puts some current events into perspective.  Given all the negative news as of late, I’ve included my Just Keep Laughing segment and, as always, you’ll find My Writing and Reviews, Voices of the Day, What Others Are Saying and an updated Calendar. And click on the poster above to see my Million Mile Walker Review column, and two of my […]

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Million Mile Walker Dispatch, The Yin & Yang of Travel: Post COVID-19, July Edition

  Friends and Colleagues from Around the World, This month I’ll focus on my recent post-covid trip through the Southwest, which became more than just an adventure. I’ll also provide an update on and my latest article from “Revue Magazine,” and provide the latest Voice of the Day, What Others Are Saying, Calendar. Just click on the poster above for my latest Million Mile Walker Review: What We’re Reading and Why, which you can find on pages 14-16 of the Arizona Authors Association Newsletter. Finally, the open road . . . After hunkering down for nearly a year and a half, we emerged from the wilderness of the pandemic […]

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