Novel-Writing in the Arctic

My title is disingenuous, because I didn’t do any novel-writing in the Arctic. However, I thought and plotted and observed and learned with intensity, such that in the two months since my return, I’ve written an entire third of the new novel that was my primary Arctic project. This writing pace is unheard of for… Read more »

The Tall Ships Are Here

I’m generally not one to stand in long lines in the heat voluntarily, but there are some things I will line up for. The tall ships have come to Boston for the 4th of July! I visited Brazil’s Cisne Branco, Colombia’s Gloria, Ecuador’s Guayas, and Indonesia’s Dewaruci at South Boston’s Fish Pier. (FYI, the Charlestown… Read more »