What I Did On My Summer Vacation:
August 27, 2015What I Did On My Summer Vacation:
I turned in my manuscript “American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton” to Chicago Review Press.
I hiked in the Shenandoah, got interested in books that took place in the South, visited Antietam National Park and spent time in Brooklyn researching a radio piece with my Columbia J-School alum and friend Tom Moore on the 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn: The Retreat that Saved the Revolution. Here’s a link to the story: http://www.wbai.org/articles.php?article=2828
Reporting for Times of Israel kept me busy, the usual mix of politics and profiles. And always The Christian Science Monitor.
I read a lot too. A few of the titles: Steve Inskeep’s excellent “Jacksonland” and Richard Wagamese’s haunting, profound and can’t wait to re-read novel “Medicine Walk.” I also read “Bull Mountain” by Brian Panowitch, and Louise Penny’s “The Long Way Home.” Right now I’m reading “The Razor’s Edge” by W. Somerset Maugham.
Lastly, my children went back to school on Monday, new notebooks, and sharpened pencils in hand. There is something about the start of a new school year that – for me at least – begs a new project. And so I start the month with a new project, because it’s not even in its infancy I’ll only say that my research will take me to Edinburgh, Scotland and Brooklyn, New York to Worcester, Massachusetts and Providence, RI and all sorts of places in between.