Prague has always been a special place. At the end of World War II, when the Allies' bombs destroyed Dresden, the west decided to save Prague. The city thus survived and remained architecturally intact.
Visiting Carmel, I grow nostalgic. Both Tor House and its tower are imposing structures built of solid stone. Robinson Jeffers, a renowned poet and environmentalist, lived and wrote there last century.
A writer naturally befriends other writers. Goes with the territory. Personally, I always enjoy these relationships. Share a little, learn a lot. I can’t recall feeling challenged by others who write.