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The Old Manse in Concord - just one of the stops I will profile on the tour
Okay - I'm jumping off into the world of multimedia by recording an audio tour of Transcendentalist Concord.  I will be recording narration for the North Bridge, the Old Manse, Walden Pond, Bush House, the Concord Museum, the Wayside, the Orchard House, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.  Each stop along...
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I am becoming increasingly interested in audio tours that can be downloaded and brought with on an iPod, cell phone, or GPS unit. I remember one my dad had of the section of I80 from Auburn to Truckee in California. It was fantastic and we listed to it repeatedly. Here are some of the more recent...
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BEA RECAP For those outside the book publishing world, Book Expo of America (BEA) is the annual gathering of book publishers, book sellers, librarians, authors, editors, and hangers-on. It’s where deals are struck, buzz is created, and the schmoozing oozes. As you can imagine, this year’s version...
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Academic Ambassadors is a wonderful service for academics and non-profit traveling professionals.  For more information, read this article at www.wanderingeducators.com.
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Morning over Donner Lake
Wandering Educators has posted my review of Code Green. Check it out for my thoughts on sustainable travel: http://tiny.cc/36Kk8.
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I am thrilled to be headed to Costa Rica next week to explore sustainable and meaningful travel (I'm also writing a book review of Lonely Planet's Code Green -- stay tuned at www.wanderingeducators.com), and am looking for suggestions on Costa Rican literature to bring. I am interested in novels,...
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The Path to Coole Park
On the eve of my fortieth birthday, I am thinking about the path I want to take for the next forty years. I am crossing my fingers for the wonderful luck, love, and happiness that I've enjoyed for the first forty (minus that haircut in 7th grade and the time I backed into my girlfriend's car while...
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Inis Meain
I was thrilled to find my photo of Inis Meain from A Journey into Ireland's Literary Revival as the first image of Budget Travel's "Best of Ireland" slideshow. Check out the Ireland Slide Show here:  http://tiny.cc/bBTFc  
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An Autumn Morning on Walden Pond
First, thank you all for coming out on a Thursday night.  I’d also like to thank Carlos Martinez for setting up this event, and Jim Yacopino for the introduction.  It is a thrill to be here.   In preparation, I was reading a bit on your congregation and the Emerson Circle.  Besides being a little...
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Inis Meain
First off, thank you to all of you who have come this evening.  It’s so gratifying to know I’m not the only one who likes spending a Friday night talking about Yeats and poetry.  I'd also like to extend a special thank you to Andy McGowan for setting up this event.  Before I go much further, let...
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I;m thrilled to be back in Amherst after a great weekend in New York. I will be uploading the texts to both talks I gave in New York shortly, but first am getting the word out about my two talks this week. Just in time for Saint Patrick’s day, I will be giving not one but two slide show...
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A Journey into the Transcendentalists' New England
I'm off this morning to New York for my talk tonight at the All Souls Church in Manhattan.  Tomorrow night, I'll be at the National Arts Club.  The book talks (two completely different ones) are on hard copy, backed up to a flash drive, and emailed to myself.  Did I forget anything?  Check out the...
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A Journey into the Transcendentalists' New England
Vera Marie Badertscher has been good enough to host me this week as I prepare for two events in NYC.  Click on over to A Traveler's Library to check out the posts this week.  She's also giving away a copy of my book, Walking Boston, so check out my first post on the Transcendentalists' New England...
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My review of Holly Hughes’ 500 Places to See Before They Disappear is up at Wandering Educators.  I was thrilled to review the book and have a chance to talk with Holly.  She’s got a great perspective on travel and a wonderful sense of humor.  If you are interested in a copy of her book, you have a...
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Musicians in Central Park
I was so excited to put up a post about my upcoming event at the All Souls Church in Manhattan that I of course forgot to put in the address: 1157 Lexington Avenue (at 80th) New York, NY 10075 phone number:  212-535-5530 Also, stay tuned.  I'm working on an appearance the following night, Feburary...
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