Monthly Archives: October 2010

My Mom’s Apple Cake

This was my favorite cake when I was growing up.  I used to beg my mother to make it for my birthday, and was bitterly disappointed that apples were not in season in late spring when my birthday occurs.  I … Continue reading

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The Head of the Charles (in which I write almost nothing about the Regatta)

Last weekend was the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.  As a newcomer to the city I did not realize that this event was in the offing, and was therefore somewhat confused on Friday when I encountered much of … Continue reading

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The Island in the Picture

Erraid is an island in the Inner Hebrides.  It is a very tiny island off the coast of Mull, near-ish to Iona.  To get there you take the ferry from Oban to Mull, a bus ride the length of Mull … Continue reading

Posted in Myth & Magic, Nature, Place, Scotland | 1 Comment


Today is the anniversary of my father’s death.  Twenty-seven years and I still miss him.  My grief is a child’s grief: the memory of the way his aftershave clung to his coat collar and the gentleness of his doctor’s hands … Continue reading

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I didn’t spend much time in the Fulton Fish Market in lower Manhattan.  My only acquaintance with that now-vanished New York landmark was a few early morning visits with my father when I was a child and then, later, as … Continue reading

Posted in Memory, New York City, Place | 4 Comments

Hello and welcome to my blog!

A few words of introduction… I am an eclectic individual. A native New Yorker who now lives in Boston, I have travelled and worked all over the world.  The one place I’ve lived longer than my hometown is Newcastle-upon-Tyne in … Continue reading

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