Welcome! My journalism career and curiosity about the world started while working as a copy boy for the Wall Street Journal. I’ve logged over a million miles in my travels across the globe, from Morocco to China, up to the Arctic Circle and across Southern Africa.

I was dragged kicking and screaming onto the web after friends and publishers insisted it was time for me to enter the new millennium by creating a web site. I finally agreed. Although, to be honest, I’d rather be looking at the world than having the world look at me. Regardless, I thank you for being here. I hope you enjoy your visit.


Recent Adventures and Musings

Discover Historic Benicia, California

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  One of California’s first incorporated cities is Benicia, situated on the waterfront of the Carquinez Strait at the mouth of the Sacramento Delta region.  It‘s less than 35 miles northeast of San... READ MORE

International Chardonnay Symposium

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Join Correspondent, Tom Wilmer as he explores the world of Chardonnay and The International Chardonnay Symposium, May 28-30, with Winemakers Eric Johnson of Talley Vineyards and Mike Sinor of Sinor La Vallee, along with... READ MORE

Exploring Morro Bay California

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  I’ve lived on the California Central Coast since 1978, with more than 15 years anchored in Morro Bay. I still savor the Bay and Estuary and majestic Morro Rock with the same... READ MORE