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May 16 – Sydney, Australia

At the ferry terminal a unicycling juggler played with fire. Our hotel is right in the middle of downtown. That means office workers, shopping and traffic. Ed’s friend Rick recently wrote an insightful piece about Matthew Flinders, his imprisonment and writings about his cat, Trim. Thoughts of Trim kept him sane while in captivity and … Continue reading »

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Upside down in Sydney Australia

First Impressions A major world city is like every other, except where it’s different. Sydney’s first impressions were: Architecture like Honolulu Landscaping like San Diego Traffic like Seattle (except they drive on the opposite side) Construction like Miami Pedestrians like Washington D.C. Cleanliness like Boston We had to remind ourselves these initial impressions will later … Continue reading »

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Travel and Transformation writing workshop

Today Ed attended the “Travel and Transformation” workshop in Mystic. The workshop was the first in a series at Mystic’s Riverlight Center. Friday night they had a reading and Q&A. Today’s workshops covered ethics, business, editors, capturing experience and small group work. It was money well spent. (And hopefully Ed learned something that will make the book … Continue reading »

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Day 2)

This is the Paul Revere house in Boston’s “North End”. The Freedom Trail passes right by the house.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

21 April, 2013 After a smooth drive on a clear and cold New England spring morning, and picking up fresh coffee from Muddy Waters Café in New London, we boarded train 162 northbound for Boston. With some trepidation, because of the sad events there this past week surrounding the Boston Marathon.  Bad people will always … Continue reading »

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