Monday, March 30, 2015

Afoot in Simsbury

 
I'll be appearing at the annual Simsbury Land Trust meeting on April 9 at The Riverview in Simsbury.

 There will be great company, delicious food and drinks, and a presentation by yours truly on my book Afoot in Connecticut, and what we can do to make our state even better for walkers.

 $50.00 per person includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert and coffee. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Nutmeg Chatter


Cartoonist and all-around awesome Connecticut guy J. Timothy Quirk will be featuring me in a future Nutmeg Chatter profile coming in April. Look to this page for a link, and meanwhile check out his page for all the arts and culture news in Northwest Connecticut.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Afoot in Roxbury


Had a great time talking about Afoot in Connecticut at Roxbury's Minor Memorial Library today. We also discussed a growing topic of interest - the connection of the state's hiking trails, greenways, land trusts, state parks, etc. We are closer than anywhere in America to having what Europe has today, and what we had once upon a time - a network of trails that allows us to walk from town to town, staying overnight at bed and breakfasts, and exploring our home one day at a time.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Placemaking



It's good to see someone else taking on the problems of the "myth of home" in practical ways. There has been a lot of talk about this lately, and I hope it leads to good things for Connecticut, and for America.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Fraunces Tavern


Finally got a chance to eat at Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan the other day. In my book Homegrown Terror I describe George Washington and Benjamin Tallmadge's farewell there in 1783. It was touching scene, of a sort that Benedict Arnold never knew. What I didn't know until a few weeks ago was that it was also the site of a terrorist attack in 1975, a bombing that killed four people and injured fifty others.