Monday, July 30, 2007


A Journey into Ireland's Literary Revival

My second book with Roaring Forties Press is out. I'm thrilled with how good the layout is and am very thankful to everyone who worked on it. I am also gratified that it has gotten some good press so far. It was mentioned in Jan Gardner's Shelf Life column in the Boston Globe:

I was also interviewd by Debra Lawless for the Cape Cod Chronicle in advance of a book event in Chatham. There is more information on book events at I'm also having my website redesigned and will let you all know when it is up and live. The early drafts look really great.

In other news, my third column for Automotive Traveler is online now at I just submitted the fourth one, following John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, and am also working on some stuff for National Geographic Traveler, Backpacker, and Draft. Stay tuned.

Thank you all for reading,


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Flower Bowl

Taken with a Canon 10D at 1/90 at 5.6 with a focal length of 105.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Thoughts of Spring...

Balboa Flower
Despite a great day of skiing yesterday, spring seems right around the corner today. This photo of a daisy is actually from Balboa Island in Orange County, CA It was taken with a Canon 10D with an exposure of 1/180 at F 6.7 with film speed setting of 100. The focal length was 105.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Rambling in Boston

Walking Boston

I am halfway through the research for my walking guide to Boston for Wilderness Press and looking forward to spring and summer when it will be much more pleasant to do the "in the field" work. However, I've had a great time learning about Boston's history and culture. If you have any thoughts on great places (neighborhoods, parks, walk, cafes, museums) that I should include, please email me and let me know. I'd love to include other voices in this book.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Rainbow over the Liffey

My A Journey into Ireland's Literary Revival (Roaring Forties Press) went off to the printer today with an early May publication date. You can preview it on or at Stay tuned for information on book signings and events.