The Blog with the Missing Title

    Many of you who have read my book (At Home on the Kazakh Steppe) will know that it ends with this paragraph (I don’t think I’m giving too much away here)   I’m still jumping off high dives, … Read More

My Chincoteague Retreat

      What’s the difference between a sabbatical and a respite?   Merely length of time.   I’m down at the Chincoteague house, the house that  Woody and I renovated in 2001, and from which we were returning to … Read More

Exciting Times and An Empty Nest: My Book Launch

          So reads the official launch announcement my publisher put together for me.   It is exciting.   I am excited.   Truly. My rocket book is launched.   For the past seven years my singular … Read More

Acknowledging My Villagers

  On that trip it was my good fortune to be wrong; being mistaken is the essence of the traveler’s tale. Paul Theroux (1941- ) Riding the Iron Rooster. Isn’t that a great quote?  It’s going in my book.  In … Read More

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