Monthly Archives: April 2010

In Search of Beauty

In Chapter 15 of Ticket to Ride, Morgan finds himself in the town of Lagos, Portugal; frustrated in his search for beauty and truth: “Once, I wandered around the entire diameter of the town trying to picture it when all … Continue reading

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Illiteracy: An Incurable Disease or Education Malpractice?

Illiteracy: An Incurable Disease or Education Malpractice? by Robert W. Sweet, Jr. President and Co-Founder The National Right to Read Foundation Illiteracy in America is still growing at an alarming rate and that fact has not changed much since Rudolf … Continue reading

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Good News from Goodreads.com?

Big News? Ticket to Ride was requested by a combined total of 1200 readers from 2 book giveaway contests on Goodreads.com. I had a minor ego boost until I realized the catch on this one was that they all wanted … Continue reading

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Free Book Question 4/23/10

Which book do you consider to be the best you’ve read in the past 6 months and why? The most thoughtful and insightful answer will win a free copy of Ticket to Ride. Post your comment below or email me … Continue reading

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Suggestion Box

I’ve now been blogging for about a month and I have to say I’m not sure what sort of thing my visitors would like to see here. The number of  readers varies considerably from day to day. Some posts that … Continue reading

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Jack Johnson, Sea-borne Denizen

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton, letter to Robert Hooke, 1676 The following articles are about the people who inspired me to press on when I found the world … Continue reading

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Baja 1979, from Ticket to Ride

Intro to an excerpt from Chapter 14 of Ticket to Ride It’s now the spring of 1979 and Livy’s editor has sent her to San Diego to meet with a bunch of surfers for a trip to Cabo San Lucas. … Continue reading

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Roll Film, Surf Photographer Scott Aichner

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton, letter to Robert Hooke, 1676 The following articles are about the people who inspired me to press on when I found the world … Continue reading

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton, letter to Robert Hooke, 1676 How does this relate to Ticket to Ride? The following articles are about the people who inspired me … Continue reading

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Mother Nature’s Son: Balanced with a Connection to the Natural World

  In the following excerpt (from Chapter 9 of Ticket to Ride), having earlier described Morgan Blake, my male protagonist, as something of a philosopher and intellectual, I wanted to show a completely different side of him; the side connected … Continue reading

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