This blog is about the writing life and travel—wanderlust—and the insights that sit down beside you on the bus. HomenDunRoamin is also about community.
Debka Colson created HomenDunRoamin. Debka writes fiction, poetry, essays and creative nonfiction in Boston, Massachusetts (but enjoys packing her bags whenever she can). After completing an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, she continued writing short fiction and poetry as she set to work on a novel set in an unnamed Latin American country and a hybrid memoir.
Over the years, in an effort to support her travel habit (and more recently, her three kids) Debka has taken on a variety of jobs including painting the wooden horses in a carousel, teaching fiber arts at a rural Appalachian school, designing a day care center for a cooperative farm in Nicaragua, developing a program for inner-city youth incorporating spoken word and socially conscious performance art, and coaching other writers in academic and community settings. Debka is also the Administrator of The Writers’ Room of Boston and the Contest Coordinator for JP Reads, a community literary celebration in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.
Posts on HomenDunRoamin are updated when inspiration hits and time allows (both of which never happen enough). Most pieces are written in ‘real’ time. Those under Time Travel and some under Child’s Play are selected highlights from 40+ years of journal writing. Good Reads and Writes highlights the creative work of others. The tab titled HomenDunRoamin Published includes excerpts from Debka’s published writing.
The image for HomenDunRoamin is a manual typewriter stuck to a fence that symbolizes getting unstuck and overcoming boundaries. All photos were taken by Debka unless noted. A few have been pulled from the public domain. Many of the background paintings are from Debka’s photos of wall murals created by the Cuban painter Salvador and other residents of Callejon Hamel in Centro Habana.
Roam often! You can contact Debka at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last but not least, Debka Colson also declares that her copyright is attached to all of her writing, personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above, her written consent is needed at all times.