My Native Habitat

My Native Habitat

Blackburnian warblers are niche trackers- they keep to the same ecological niche- cool, damp, diverse, mature forests- whether they are in South America during the winter, on migration or nesting in North America. Same applies to me except my niche is much simpler...

I’m Back!

It has been a long few years but I’m back now, cranking away, as creative and grumpy as I have always been. The book I started 4 years ago is now mostly finished- just a couple more chapters to go- 100,000 words! – a curious number since I only know about...
Thoughts on Writing

Thoughts on Writing

I have several rules to writing. OK, there are not really rules. Let’s call them strong suggestions. None of these are original and I take no credit for any of them, but all have proved true over my 30 years of writing. The suggestions are not listed by importance — I...
How to Write a Book

How to Write a Book

Since you didn’t ask, I thought I would give you, my lone reader, a personalized insider’s view of the hows, whys and wherefores of writing a book. I have done this 12 times in the past and I still don’t really know how it happens and I certainly haven’t learned how...
On Photography

On Photography

There are rules, guidelines, suggestions, recommendations, procedures, instructions and directions in photography and all of them are handy most of the time and dreadful some of the time. As is said “Rules are made to be broken.” But there are also Laws in photography...