Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tour de France Summer

The Tour de France 2012 starts today, and in honor of this famed event I have posted one of my favorite photos of my wife, Amy Nawrocki, attacking a huge hill in Hamden. You can't tell from this photo, but this hill is like the Alp d'Huez. Seriously, if either of us ever gets up this hill, it will be a banner day for our clan.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Video Review of the Insiders' Guide

This is a review by Jill Merriam, the Dealer for the People. It's great to have someone find your work, and find it helpful.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tender Barbecue Pork Ribs

Fall-off the bone tender pork ribs with multi-grain rice...the secret? A simple crockpot.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Squirrel Tells Me

The work of sawing wood awaits. I have to finish writing a book first (and perhaps a second one) but I must prepare for the winter. Between now and then I shall mow the lawn, but it will never replace the good work of creating firewood. Soon, Mr. Squirrel, I will attend to that pile (and the others). Soon.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Soft Shell Crab at Heirloom

Uhm...delicious. Soft shell crab at Heirloom, the restaurant attached to The Study hotel in New Haven. One of the best of its kind I've had.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bike Ride Across Connecticut

Amy and I just completed our bike ride from Hamden to Massachusetts yesterday. What an adventure! More to come with that - but for now, I need to go soak my aching legs in a bath of Icy Hot.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Author's Panel at the Barnum Museum

As part of the new lecture series to gain support for the tornado-struck Barnum Museum, Michael Bielawa, Lennie Grimaldi, and I discussed Bridgeport in some detail. I was proud to be part of the kick-off of this series - and I urge everyone to help the museum in any way you can; it is one of Connecticut's treasures.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Northern Leopard Frog?

My niece Julia holding one of the frogs who live in our back yard. Northern Leopard Frog, perhaps? Anyone?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lune de Miel at Books New Haven

Why are people so afraid of poetry? That’s a question that’s been plaguing poet Amy Nawrocki, of Hamden. Now, with her new collection, Lune de Miel, being released in August, she talks about what people are missing when they dismiss poetry out of hand... Read the rest at Books New Haven. .

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Real Life Survival Guide Episode 49 - Work, Health, and Luck

Had a great time at Gouveia Vineyards talking with Bruce Barber, Duo Dickinson, Gerry McGuire, and Elisabeth Petry. Listen to the entire episode here.