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Dec.27.2011 - 1:36 pm
A certain sort of traveler will risk their neck for the sake of risking their neck. I don’t mean taking a chance with the ceviche in a Peruvian market, or a quickie with an...
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Sep.22.2009 - 9:16 am
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Most every book has a bit “About the Author.” But what I’d really like is to learn more about my readers, particularly those who aren’t blood relatives. This requires snooping,...
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Jun.14.2009 - 1:25 am
I’ve given my book talk at least 40 times, so when I received an invitation to speak at my favorite local library, Himmel Park, I thought: Time for something different. I asked...
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Feb.13.2009 - 1:10 am
I like all ways of moving, and like the bicycle the best. It’s not only because it’s cheap and it’s righteous. The bike keeps me alert, and makes the most ordinary excursion...
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Comments from Jim

Jan.31.2009 - 1:04 am
In response to: Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt
Dear Alethea, I've dealt with the South American Electro-Shower, too. One bit me in Bolivia, and thus proved it's worth...
Jan.31.2009 - 12:54 am
In response to: How I Blew $200 In Advertising
Dear Alethea, Make that six books you've sold this week - I just checked out your page and very much liked the excerpt...
Nov.07.2008 - 10:56 pm
In response to: Patagonia is miserable but pretty
Jim Malusa IntoThickAir@yahoo.com I followed your instructions, but the photo doesn't appear until you click "...
Sep.19.2008 - 5:22 pm
In response to: Egypt and Jordan photos from the ride to the Dead Sea
Jim Malusa IntoThickAir@yahoo.com Dear Ellen,      Thanks to you and your photos, I've now seen a bit more of Jordan....
Aug.12.2008 - 4:37 pm
In response to: Djibouti Photos are up on my Flicker link
Jim Malusa IntoThickAir@yahoo.com Dear Daniel,  I read the Esquire article, too, and thought it was teriffic. The...

Published Reviews

Into Thick Air
Published by National Public Radio
I don't, personally, actually know any botanists, but I have to admit that I've never thought of it as an especially adventurous profession, so I certainly wouldn't have picked...