Norman Rockwell’s Key to Professional Longevity

One of Norman Rockwell's keys to long-term success was avoiding the hot air balloon phenomenon. I've learned much about Norman Rockwell while researching my forthcoming book, NORMAN ROCKWELL'S MODELS, In and Out of the Studio, which will be published by Rowman and Littlefield on February 15, 2023. I'm continually impressed by the humility America's favorite [...]
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My Foray into the Electronic Age, The Ecstasy and the Agony

I debated whether I should be vulnerable and write this piece describing the nerve-wracking  experiences I have endured during our electronic age. When I told my writer friend Jeff, he warned me, “There will be some young folks who won’t understand your problems at all. They’re lightning fast on the computer.” Even though those youths […]

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Fishing for Social Media Followers

When I began expanding the social media campaign for my upcoming book about Norman Rockwell’s Vermont models, a troubling image came to mind. I pictured myself sitting in a small motorboat just off the seashore, wondering where in the world to cast my line. I felt overwhelmed by the vast ocean. I was aware that […]

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Writing Call Me Norman. Comfort at a Time of Loss

One of the neat things about conducting interviews in Vermont for my book Call Me Norman, The Stories of Rockwell’s Beloved Vermont Models, is that I renewed old friendships and made new ones. This came just when I needed it because we had just lost Charley Bentley, who had been my family’s closest friend in […]

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My Trip in Search of Fine Foliage Photos

Morning photo of field of amber wheat. Former Norman Rockwell Home in West Arlington, Vermont Kelly Stand Road, East Arlington, Vermont In search of the spectacular photo, last Sunday I drove into heavy fog as I began my trip from Dutchess County, New York on Rt. 22. I hoped it would dissipate so that sun [...]
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