famous people famous places

My new book, Famous People Famous Places, arrived in yesterday’s mail. I am very pleased with the printing and very moved by the photographs. Photographs of New York City/Times Square and Hoboken, New Jersey, 1980s. I had two copies printed at BLURB. Self-published. Now I need to find a publisher. Here are a few spreads:

adventurers and explorers

Susan and I were watching Rick Steves “France’s Loire: Valley of a Thousand Chateaux.” It was a fascinating show illustrating both the beauty and opulence of the castles. Some of the castles facts are staggering: The biggest château in the region, Chambord, is huge — six times the size of your average Loire palace, moreContinue reading “adventurers and explorers”

Lent contemplation

When I woke up Wednesday morning I read: “On this Ash Wednesday, I give thanks for this holy season—a time of deep, prayerful contemplation. With faith, I commit to deepening my spiritual understanding and more fully expressing my divinity. I solemnly ask which habits or thought patterns are keeping me from being the person IContinue reading “Lent contemplation”

Thai Sweet, salty and spicy shrimp

I made this for Valentine’s Day. So delicious. Based on a recipe from The New York Times. INGREDIENTS 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined  Kosher salt and black pepper 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon white vinegar 3 tablespoons roasted, salted peanuts, finely chopped 3 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice ½ teaspoon red-pepperContinue reading “Thai Sweet, salty and spicy shrimp”

An Anniversary

  Valentine\’s Day is around the corner and I like to share with you a love story. Fourteen years ago on February 9, Susan and I met at the bar at the Apollo Grill in Easthampton, Massachusetts which was inside Eastworks where I lived and had a photography studio and art gallery. And as theyContinue reading “An Anniversary”