New Years Courage for the Novelist

Three weeks on the road--Johannesburg, Paris, London, Myesore, Bangalore, Dehradun, Delhi--and a week recuperating in my lonely Northern Virginia retreat bring an end to the old year and fresh perspective for the new one. Appreciate all the digital colleagues and partners in crime who made 2016 a special year. Looking forward to staying connected, supporting each other, and … Continue reading New Years Courage for the Novelist

When the Music Is the Trip

Speed-reading fans will rejoice in Ted Prokash’s latest gift to literature, Journey to the Center of the Dream. Pills, beer, and blow fuel this fast-paced account of a rock band's tour of 30 cities in five weeks, but even more than the chemical enhancements and a whole lot of weed besides, this epic road trip book … Continue reading When the Music Is the Trip

December 06, 2004

Remembering those we lost. Remembering those who survived. Remembering this awful day and its  protracted aftermath. It's the aftermath that sticks most. The long period that stretched through weeks when our broken mission pulled itself together again. We pulled ourselves up from piles of ash and dust; from the pulverized concrete and glass shattered by bullets fired … Continue reading December 06, 2004

Foreign Service Blogs

The Books & News blog finds itself in good company, listed among many others at the American Foreign Service Association's round up of Foreign Service Blogs. They got me looking around at the work being posted by other diplomats and colleagues overseas. Here's a summary of the first few. Address: TBD Recounts the early steps in the foreign service … Continue reading Foreign Service Blogs