TRAVELLING BACKWARD: CURIOUS JOURNEYS AND QUIXOTIC QUESTS BEYOND THE YOUTH OF OLD AGE is an expanded edition (478 pages, in color, 'coffee-table-style') of an earlier book by the author. It's a philosophic romp beyond the youth of old age with a Don Quixote and Zorba-the-Greek inspired journalist who believes that life is about taking in, turning over, and giving back. Using essays, aphorisms, and time tested poetry — in concert with photo-impressions of romantic locales around the globe — she shares some life-affirming wisdom — from Socrates to Existentialism and beyond — gleaned during a lifetime of questing. Spirited, and occasionally poignant, the book encompasses the author's struggle for a satisfying concept of God and her journey to recover — and live out — idyllic images that first touched her heart. By example, she challenges readers to transform their own lives and dare to see the world through the eyes of the playful, up-front child they once were.