Do you enjoy a good story about the outdoors?

Mark Madison, USFWS historian, gets the lowdown on five very different books about exploring the outdoors and America’s conservation history. 2022 is a big year for upcoming projects, with new videos due out soon and a new hardcover book coming out this fall. Please stay tuned. You can learn where to order existing books here […]

New Podcast Explores History of the Appalachian Trail

Professor Mills Kelly of George Mason University and his team have put together a wonderful podcast series about the history of the Appalachian Trail. If you’ve ever wondered how the trail came into being or what went on behind the scenes to get it built, this is a great place to start. I look forward […]

Why I hike and other topics

Simone Kaplan Podcast — Part 1 I recently had a wonderful discussion about how hiking skills translate into every day life with Simone Kaplan (a fantastic interviewer, I might add). Here’s a 10-minute segment.

Take a hike on the Robert Frost Trail

Autumn view from Robert Frost Trail

The Robert Frost Trail, named for the New England poet who so loved rural New England life, extends 47-miles from the Holyoke Range in the south to Wendell State Forest — all in Massachusetts. I recently completed an October hike there with my buddy, Wayne, who has joined me on so many amazing journeys. I […]

New Video Series takes us in Search of America’s Conservation Heritage

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Those who have read my books and blogs find a deep appreciation for America’s history woven in. After all, every journey is an adventure in two dimensions: the present and—if we look closely enough—our past. Keeping Stories Alive As I’ve researched my books, I’ve had the realization that keeping the stories of our conservation heritage […]

New Book Trailer for Hermit

When you happen upon the story of a lifetime, you are destined to follow it, nurture it and bring it out into the light.

I created this book trailer to give you a flavor for who I went about telling this remarkable tale.

Jane Austen

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A Shakespearean reading evening in book club

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Taking on a world of words

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Five favorites for the last five months

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