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New editor in WordPress App

This is a test on the iPhone of the new editor in the WordPress App. It lets you write and publish new posts on the go. My latest news is the publication of an article on Christine de Pizan in the academic journal Digital Philology. Cover photo uploaded from camera roll on iPhone very quickly.

Finding your Place

Dec 20, 2016 |

I sit with friends around a wobbly table at a rustic taverna in Eastern Crete. The waves slapping against the terrace tickle our bare toes, discouraging the cats prowling underfoot in hopes of a handout. My dining companions are a motley group:  four local fishermen with foreign wives and several singles unstrung from relationships. A […more]

What am I doing here/what I am doing here

Dec 6, 2016 |

I am sitting on the top floor of a university library, a space filled with the furtive rustle of fast fingers on laptop keyboards and the industrial rattle of roller stacks on the move. I’ve been sitting here, or hereabouts, for the last couple of months. When I first set up camp the view to […more]

CITY HOPPING ON A BUDGET an Interview with Andy Steves

Nov 29, 2016 |

  I recently interviewed Andy Steves (the son of Rick Steves, the American low budget – off-the-beaten track – cultural travel guru) for the American online magazine Transitions Abroad. Andy is the author of a new guide to Europe’s great capitals, targeted for students and generation Z professionals –Andy Steve’s Europe City-Hopping on a Budget.  He is […more]

Conference Call for Papers

Oct 26, 2016 |

TEACHING TRAVEL WRITING The Society for American Travel Writing seeks abstracts for a session on “Teaching Travel Writing” for the American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25-28, 2017. Please visit their blog at teaching-travel-writing