Category Archives: free lance writer

Major Changes at Hope Farm Press

Just to make it official, folks. After 58 years of book shop operation, Hope Farm Press will only be selling Hope Farm imprints online. All my other titles have been sold to Inquiring Mind Book Store of Saugerties and New … Continue reading

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Slow cooker Smoked Turkey & White Bean Stew

From a savory Basque dish through a commercial soup reviewed in YELP as the best soup ever, comes this rich satiny smoked turkey stew. Continue reading

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I write Cruise Port Excursions

I’m hired to make the descriptions of those tours desirable – punch them up, so to speak – and make needed corrections. Continue reading

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Summer Hiking in Minnewaska State Park Preserve

The Shawangunk Ridge runs roughly north and south from Stone Ridge to Ellenville on the west side of the Hudson River. It is most dramatically viewed from New Paltz, looking to the west at the tall rock cliffs rising up … Continue reading

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Fields of Interest

The variety of subjects I pick to write about reflects my wide interests. Here are links to just the past month’s articles . . . Continue reading

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New film, Stand In, is a comedy/drama with heart

There’s a new comedy/drama called “Stand-In”, about modern life and the issues young women face balancing careers and relationships as they navigate their uncharted journey through adulthood. Vincent Parker and Elizabeth Drake, who stars in the film and is his … Continue reading

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Getting beyond the Trail vs Train Controversy – Considering the Big Picture

There is a fight going on in Ulster County, NY, with the county planning to rip up the tracks and build a rail trail while their tenant, a tourist railroad, has a lease and operates seasonal theme rides that generate … Continue reading

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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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From The Grand Canyon To The Great Wall: Travelers´ Best, Worst And Most Ridiculous Stories From The Road

A NEW collection of travel writing that includes 4 profiles I wrote of regular Frenchmen (and women) making a difference in this world on the 90th anniversary of WW I. From the outlandish and unimaginable to the routine and universal, … 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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