Driving with Whales and Zeppelins

Driving with Whales and Zeppelins Boring. That was how eight-year-old Louis Butler described visiting Grandpa Charlie’s cottage on the isle of Jersey. The man did not have Nintendo or Cable TV.  His telly was a old piece of furniture with plants and books atop it. Visits always consisted of sitting around drinking tea in the…

Get Lost in Vermont : The Man Cave on Humpback Whale Street

The tenth of fifty fictional places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide, because even the locals don’t know they don’t exist. Get Lost in Vermont: The Man Cave on Humpback Whale Street Soon after outing the Shelburne Tunnel in my previous Get Lost, Ed the gentleman who revealed its location…

Gross Potions – Available on Kindle Today

I had two resolutions for 2019. The first was to develop a dessert that would be the winter equivalent of ice cream.  Three weeks left in the month, and the warm mousse cone pops are still stuck in R&D. The second resolution, publish a book, check.  I focused more on publishing than desserts and discovered….

Get Lost in Vermont – The Shelburne Tunnel

The ninth of fifty fictional places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide. Even the locals don’t know about them. ______________________________ THE SHELBURNE TUNNEL To bypass dull dinner party chit-chat, I come ready with ice breaker questions. Last month when I attended an invite-only keto beer – goat cheese pairing at…

Lattes and Limo Rides

This was a quick write.  Mostly written during downtime working in marketing for  Tony Robbins. The script is about someone who has the same name as Tom Cruise.  He lives in a closed store at the mall and learns that to improve his life he has to damage the more famous Tom Cruise. Lattes_and_Limo Rides…

Get Lost in Vermont – Vermont’s Naked Summer of 1937

Vermont’s Naked Summer of 1937 Sometimes it feels like the internet hasn’t come to Vermont.  News of what happens here, including odd historical fads, never leave the boundaries of this great state.  No trend was more unusual than Vermont’s Summer of 1937.  A summer marked by high temperatures, low rainfall, and nudity.  Record scratch!  Yes,…

Get Lost in Vermont – Tsar Island

The seventh of fifty possibly fictional places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide. These are the places the locals keep to themselves, and if you go, you’ll soon learn why. Tsar Island I was researching some of Lake Champlain’s smaller islands when I discovered the peculiar history of Potato Island….

Get Lost in Vermont – The House with Mirrored Windows

The fifth of fifty possibly fictional places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide. These are the places the locals keep to themselves and if you go, you’ll soon learn why. The House with Mirrored Windows There’s an old Victorian house just west of Ludlow that once belonged in a Norman…

Get Lost in Vermont – The Green Hole

The fourth of fifty possibly fictional places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide. These are the places the locals keep to themselves and if you go, you’ll soon learn why. The Green Hole Lovely watering holes dot the state of Vermont. Many have found popularity due to Instagram, with out-of-state…