Robert Louis Stevenson in Calistoga, California

Roaming in the California Footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson   My affair with Robert Louis Stevenson started early, I was  five or six.  Daddy read Treasure Island aloud from a thick volume with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth while  we three girls took turns sitting next to him on the couch.  Little me enjoyed a kindredContinue reading “Robert Louis Stevenson in Calistoga, California”

Cross Creek, Florida

I ate Miz’ Rawlings grapefruit this morning.  Sweet and juicy, a far cry from the thick skin commercial varieties sold in grocery stores.  The best tasting Florida citrus are thin skinned and crack open when they hit the sandy turf. The fruit from Cross Creek was chock full of seeds too, obviously not bred forContinue reading “Cross Creek, Florida”

Colin Thubron

“We waded down its passageways as down a sewer,” Thubron reads. “I lost count of the iron doors awash with stench, the grilles giving on to blackness. Each dungeon was still fixed with twin wooden platforms bound in iron, and might have held forty prisoners. There were twenty such chambers in the basement alone. Their walls were sheathed in ice. Prisoners here, said Fedor (Thubron’s guide who knew a prisoner there), used to press the bodies of the dead against the walls to insulate themselves from the cold.” p. 273 from ” In Siberia ” by Colin Thubron.

My Books

E-Books are just right for travel -lightweight, nearly infinite, a library in your hand. If you plan to buy books, try my web-store, Double00Books!  Use the Search function to find any Amazon title. Pyrenees Pilgrimage, my recent book about walking across France alone, is also for sale in Kindle format on Amazon.   Prefer aContinue reading “My Books”

Gastronomica Reader :: Wikimania 2012

What fun to find that the Gastronomica Reader , which includes my long article about Diana Kennedy and Mexican organic farming,  is on a book list run by an Estonian webrarian! Fun because this connects directly to last week’s Wikimania 2012 in Washington, DC where I met a wikimanian from Estonia, Raul Veede.  Synchronicity and random serendipityContinue reading “Gastronomica Reader :: Wikimania 2012”

Japanese Calligraphy :: National Geographic Society

National Geographic Society 1145 17th St. NW, Washington DC Workshop on Calligraphy July 8, 2012, 1 to 3 pm The workshop opened with a discussion and projected slides that explained the differences between Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere calligraphy and writing. The way language itself is represented by these different geographic areas reflects their approachesContinue reading “Japanese Calligraphy :: National Geographic Society”

Travel Writing at Hill Center

Hill Center near Eastern Market on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC is sponsoring a   Travel Writing and Blogging class July 24, 2012, 6 to 9 pm.    Register now for this creative adventure. Hill Center partners with The Writer’s Center  in Bethesda, Maryland to recruit instructors for Hill Center’s writing classes.

U.S. Flags and Henry Miller’s Air-Conditioned Nightmare

“It has become so to-day that when you see the flag boldly and proudly displayed you smell a rat somewhere. The flag has become a cloak to hide iniquity. We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it it means that things are underContinue reading “U.S. Flags and Henry Miller’s Air-Conditioned Nightmare”

Food Writing at Hill Center

Hill Center near Eastern Market on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC is sponsoring a Food Writing Master Class June 14, 2012, 6 to 9 pm.  Hill Center partners with The Writer’s Center  in Bethesda, Maryland to recruit instructors for Hill Center’s writing classes. Register now for this creative adventure.  Or choose the  Travel Writing and BloggingContinue reading “Food Writing at Hill Center”

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