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Join The San Miguel Bookstore Fiesta


This is a bimbo-friendly bookstore with millions of shorter words.In a selfless humanitarian effort to combat illiteracy, I'll be reading from my canonical works at the anniversary celebration of Garrison & Garrison bookstore in San Miguel on August 1st.

The New World Children's Crusade


With our typical condescension, we moderns ponder how barbaric medievals sent hordes of children to struggle and die in the crusade for a foothold on the promised land.

How to Find Breathtaking Orgasmic Romance


The most shockingly romantic moment I can remember took place on the shore of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

Twisted Vagabondage Tale From Vancouver Island


As a paying contributor to The United Negroe College Fund, for sage reasons of philanthropy as well as tax evasion, I was a little surprised to find absolutely no black people in the maritime city of Vancouver Canada—only Commonwealthy Europeans and Asians plus a few Native Canadian Kwakwaka’wakw Redskins. Still, Vancouver is indeed an international city on par with other slightly vanilla claimants like Portland or Seattle, with many fabulous bistros to recommend it, including some proudly locavore and part of the so-called Slow Food movement.

A Successful Author's Day


Ernest Hemingway looked at the world with feeling but without sentimentality.When I do public readings or presentations, people often ask, "How does a professional writer spend a typical day?

Attack of the Amazon Bully


Bullies often become crybabies. Such is the case with the traditional publishing syndicates now bawling about being pushed around by an Amazon that has taken up residence on their former turf.

Attack of the Amazon Bully


Bullies often become crybabies. Such is the case with the traditional publishing syndicates now bawling about being pushed around by an Amazon that has taken up residence on their former turf.

Nebraska: An Epic and Ludicrous Journey


What does an old man do when his life offers substantial evidence he might be a loser and the clock is running out on his mental lucidity?

Nebraska: An Epic and Ludicrous Journey


What does an old man do when his life offers substantial evidence he might be a loser and the clock is running out on his mental lucidity?

Smooth Getaway Postcard From Manilla


Over the past three decades, economic and political misfortunes coupled with natural calamities have kept the Philippines from taking a well-deserved place among the world’s most popular destinations.

Smooth Getaway Postcard From Manilla


Over the past three decades, economic and political misfortunes coupled with natural calamities have kept the Philippines from taking a well-deserved place among the world’s most popular destinations.

Trekking the Birthplace of Food


Just got back from a cave where the world's oldest corn fossils were found. I'm researching my next book entitled Chocolate, Vanilla, Tortillas & Salsa: Trekking the Birthplace of Food. This work will transport readers around Mexico and over the story of American cuisine.

Trekking the Birthplace of Food


Just got back from a cave where the world's oldest corn fossils were found. I'm researching my next book entitled Chocolate, Vanilla, Tortillas & Salsa: Trekking the Birthplace of Food. This work will transport readers around Mexico and over the story of American cuisine.

Twisted Vagabondage Tale From Bohemia


On my first visit to communist Czechoslovakia in 1989 (right before the Velvet Revolution), I drove down in my rented Skoda to the legendary Bohemian locus of Cesky Krumlov, the most picturesque village in the country.

Wandering Mystic Meditation From Seattle Washington


His gravesite now bears reverential, thoughtful and loving tokens from a world unconsidered when the great chief lived.

Primal Wilderness Rambling From Walla Walla


Nearly 50 miles stood between me and my final destination after landing in the sleepy Pasco Washington airport.

Wandering Mystic Meditation From Torun Poland


Here’s a question nobody, not even Steven Hawking (A Brief History of Time) nor Erich von Daniken (Chariots of the Gods), can answer: how large is the universe?

The Official Uncensored Somewhat-Unstable Transcript


Let me send a hug (and a small harmless grope) to the many authors and readers who came out last night to hear my presentation: Travel Writing That Matters.

Get Drunk For Humanity This Thursday


On Thursday from 5 to 7, I'll be gettin' drunk for humanity. You should too. I'll be speaking to the authors' club at the lovely Posada de la Aldea in San Miguel de Allende (shown here) about how travel writing promotes cultural awareness and human rights.

Wandering Mystic Meditation From Galicia Spain


“Oh look, the birds are so fonny!” said an olive-eyed senorita and groovy Gallego art student wearing an auburn cloak from a nearby university. I did not agree.  After all, birds are much older than we and descended from dinosaurs.


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