Old Hill Burying Ground in Concord, MA

Photoblog: New England Graveyards

have a special love for graveyards. Like libraries, I find them peaceful, contemplative, and rich…


Headstone of John Jack, freed slave. Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, MA

From the grave of a freed slave

The town of Concord, MA is rich in history and charm. When I go there, I am always drawn to the…


Sculpture and (reproduction) cabin at Walden Pond, Concord, MA August 2017

Walden Pond

Last week, I went to Walden Pond just outside Concord, Massachusetts. It is a strangely magical…


Hart grave, Metarie Cemetery, New Orleans

Photoblog: Metarie Cemetery in New Orleans

Metarie Cemetery in New Orleans is an amazing place to visit. Like most cemeteries in the Crescent…


2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

I had the good fortune to spend a week in the beautiful and vibrant city of New Orleans recently…


Chuck Berry

Meeting Chuck Berry

One day, in 1987, I met Chuck Berry. I was 17, completely broke and traveling from Paris home to…