Category Archives: journalism

WILL WORK (luxury travel) FOR FOOD

It occurred to me the other day that is exactly what my job is: travel the globe to first-class destinations featuring the finest cuisine. I stay in the best rooms of four-star hotels, enjoying the spas and other amenities. Then … Continue reading

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LYME Disease – round 2 – recovering

Enroute to a family reunion one Sunday in the Summer of 2008, I went to the ER in York, Maine, because of these compounding symptoms: Several days of increasingly severe headache and stiff neck, with a sudden aversion to bright … Continue reading

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Culinary Cruises Feature Sustainable Hudson Valley Agriculture

Today Empire Cruise Lines announced expansion of its culinary cruises featuring sustainable Hudson Valley agriculture. After a successful 2011, carrying more than 3500 passengers from 40 states and more than 20 countries, Empire Cruise Lines is deepening its commitment to … Continue reading

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An Escalator of Opportunity in Medellin, Colombia

NEWS STORY: Escalator opens up hillside slums In many urban areas of Latin America it is the poor that populate the hillsides. In Rio the ghettos, called favelas, are contained, almost barricaded, separate from the affluent city dwellers below. One, … Continue reading

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The Last Page – Carnegie Library Preserved

For many years, years after I served on the Library Board shepherding the school/village/town supported library into its own entity with its own tax district, I promoted keeping the library in the village. Believe it now, or not, at that … Continue reading

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Fixing the Federal deficit (by Warren Buffett)

  Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling: “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there … Continue reading

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France & US in WWI Remembered On Veteran’s Day

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the War to end all wars was declared over. 93 years later we celebrate November 11th as Veteran’s Day, a memorial to all soldiers, living and … Continue reading

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Writing outlets update

Many of you know I’ve added Professional Baker to my bio, (Now, besides touring top kitchens, I cook in one!) but the news that my friends at Travelingboy.com finally made room for me on their masthead is NEWS! I’m busy, … Continue reading

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All Modesty Aside

Writing Your Own Bio Isn’t Easy Recently I was accepted as a contributing journalist for the travel website Travelingboy.com One of the hardest things I had to do to achieve that status was write my own bio. I’m a quiet, … Continue reading

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