Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Grabovac, Plitvice Lakes, and a novel During the week 18-24 October 2023 Patrice and I visited Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes region to 1). take a one-week vacation and 2) to ‘ground truth’ a chase scene which concludes my fifth novel, Resurrection.  Sixteen Lakes, the...
War in Ukraine observed from United Kingdom

War in Ukraine observed from United Kingdom

Christmas Morning with grandchildren (Horsmonden, United Kingdom) Patrice and I are spending Christmas with Michelle and Nigel in Horsmonden, UK. We had met them a week ago in Calais to drive to Bruges, Belgium, for the Christmas Market, then onto England to spend the...
Collegiale de Notre Dame

Collegiale de Notre Dame

Semur-en-Auxios, France The weather in France has turned cold, between 30-34F.  I hear guffaws all the way from Northern Wisconsin. A blizzard sweeps across the northern plains and into the Northwoods as I type.  Today is an anniversary of sorts. Patrice and I arrived...
Writing in France

Writing in France

La Coutine near Villars-Villenote My part of Burgundy (Côte-d’Or)  is a  landscape of ‘manicured’ rolling hills. The French farmers are meticulous, the crop rows straight ( three harvests a season),  the  hillsides dotted with white...
The war in Ukraine as observed from Marseille

The war in Ukraine as observed from Marseille

On 6 October, I met my daughter Marci, and grandson, Joshua,  in Marseille.  I simply have not the words to describe how happy I was. Perhaps this photo of my ‘doofus’ smile conveys the happiness my words cannot.  We had sat in a cafe overlooking...