This site is the creative home of P.A. (Patti) Moed, an award-winning writer and aspiring photographer.  In this blog, she will share her ideas, photographs, and insights about the creative process.  She will also provide resources for people who are on their own journey through the vast seas of creation and imagination.

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Patti’s rebellious and restless spirit was fostered during her childhood on Long Island, where she endured parochial school and meals featuring Jello and Spam.  Finding liberation through higher education, wandering the globe, and writing, she has lived in 6 different states and at last count has moved 17 times.  Her careers are equally far-ranging–university professor, freelance writer, textbook editor, photographer, fearless culinary adventurer, corporate trainer, and instructional designer.

A passionate advocate for the underdog, she finds inspiration in places where the personal and political meet.  Her novel, The Incident in Montebello, is based on an actual international event in 1930, when dictator Benito Mussolini, who was touring Italy with American millionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., ran over and killed a little girl.  Her novel focuses on the girl’s parents, torn apart by their child’s death and conflicting political loyalties.  It is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the Apple Store, and Smashwords.

She is currently a digital nomad, traveling and working on the road with her husband.  Contact her at: patriciamoed@gmail.com.

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  1. Dear Patti:

    I came across your blog over at First Night History, and enjoyed both. It turns out, we have a lot in common, from “raised on Long Island” to “restless spirit.” Keep up the good work.


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  2. Hi Patti! Feeling rather foolish because I’ve accidentally deleted your email. Thought I might find it on here but I’ll leave you a brief response. If you need more please email again. Apologies. 🙂 🙂
    If you don’t want to drive the best solution I can offer is Lagos, at the western end of the Algarve. It has the kind of scenery that is synonymous with the Algarve and a lovely old side and small marina. You’re a walk from a choice of beaches and transport links are excellent. I can’t recommend accommodation because I’ve never stayed there but there are heaps of choices. At my end of the Algarve (Tavira, in the east) the scenery is less typical and you usually have to ferry to the beach. Which is great if, like me, you love boats, and it’s worth a bit of effort. There is a railway station at Tavira and I can recommend a couple of places to stay there. A little further east again there’s a smaller resort, Cabanas, which is a bit commercial for me, but it’s an easy ferry hop to the beach. It will be hot so you might prefer the western end where it’s more breezy. Hope this helps, and sorry, again 🙂

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      • From the Bronx we moved to Levittown, then to East Setauket where I went to Arrowhead, Gelinas and Ward Melville. The Three Village School District was excellent although in the seventies our high school because a kind of urban drugstore.


      • Setauket…I’m not familiar with that town. “Urban Drugstore!” That’s a great way to put it. We were in Glen Cove, where there was racial tension in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Sad. We had metal detectors in the high school…very progressive, wasn’t it??


  3. Patti, I’m just now getting around to reading your bio, and I’m impressed with all you’ve done even on a young person’s diet of Jello and Spam! We have a few things in common — I, too, was a corporate trainer, but mostly for educators and school leaders. You’ve seen so much of the world, and travel affects us all — positively. I look forward to learning more from you. Best wishes for continued success in all that you do. Rusha

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    • Oh, thank you, Rusha! Impressive, huh? Even with Jello and Spam!! So you’re a trainer, too. Interesting. Where the educators at the college level or the lower grades? The same for you too–much success and above all, happiness and satisfaction!!

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      • I worked for two companies that provided training K-12. One was Discovery who sold assessment products, and I trained teachers in how to read results and how to use data to inform instruction. It was interesting work that took me all over the US. I’m sure that’s how my love of travel blossomed!! Thanks for asking. Wishing you all the best.

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  4. That’s wonderful, Rusha. I’d enjoy that, too. I worked for universities, a hospital, and a huge multinational corporation. Each job was different and taught me so much. I’m glad we have that type of work in common!


  5. Thank you so much for editing and offering suggestions for my recent post, Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #157: Getting Away. Your positive suggestions strengthened the post and provided much-needed support. Wishing you continued success in all you do. Rusha

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  6. Hi, Rusha. Thank you, too, for stepping in for us! Your post is wonderful, and so are your experiences. Your perspective on traveling is something we can all learn from! I’m delighted I could give you some support. It’s a pleasure. I’m relieved we could communicate while I was running from airport to airport!!


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