San Francisco Chronicles, Part I

Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 | Category: Travel Tips, Travel Writing


San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality. — Paul Kanter, Jefferson Airplane My mother absolutely adored San Francisco. Like so many before her, she claimed the City as her own. She and I lived there for only three months back in 1952, but somehow the experience never left — her or me — […]

Gone Travelin’

Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories


All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know. — Ernest Hemingway As you read this, Tim and I are off on an adventure. We’ve gone to San Francisco to find Ferlinghetti at City Lights Bookstore and to the surrounding area to track down a branch of Tim’s […]

The Art of Travel

Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Writing


Journeys are the midwives of thought. — Alain de Botton I have a wall full of travel books. Mostly, they’re books about all the places I’ve been: France, Belgium, the U.K., Vermont, New York, the Southeastern United States, and various and sundry parts of Italy. Some of them tell me about places I’m about to visit: […]

A (Travel/Writing) Proposal

Posted: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | Category: Travel Writing


Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else. — Gloria Steinem Have you seen the movie Letters to Juliet yet? To be sure, it’s a silly, romantic, improbable little chick flick and I never would have gone to see it if it weren’t for […]