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
A conversation with Robert Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles, California. Haas has played a leading role in the American wine industry for over half a century. After graduating from... READ MORE
Back in 1961, Dick Cabela, operating out of his garage in Western Nebraska tried to make a go of it selling fishing fies via magazine and newspaper ads. Only tiny nibbles at first, so... READ MORE
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO TERRY MACRAE An innovator in the passenger vessel industry, Terry MacRae, is the Chairman and CEO of Hornblower Cruises & Events. In addition to crafting the only... READ MORE
There are 29 National Recreation Areas across America, from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, bordering New Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania, to Grand Island National Recreation Area in Michigan, and Lake Mead... READ MORE
Even though Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary has been closed since 1963, the myth, legend, and lore of the infamous Rock that housed prisoners such as Al “Scarface” Capone, the “Birdman of Alcatraz”, and “Machine... READ MORE
Cherries and apples have been an integral part of Wisconsin’s Door County Peninsula for close to 150 years. At one time Door County was the country’s largest producer of cherries with an annual harvest... READ MORE
HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW The 6th annual Savor the Central Coast event, co-sponsored by Visit San Luis Obispo County and Sunset Magazine will take place Thursday the 24th of September through Sunday the... READ MORE
The USS Potomac served as the President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Floating White House” from 1936 until his death in 1945. How the USS Potomac came to reside in Oakland, California is a fascinating... READ MORE