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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Lonely as a Leaf

Lonely as a Leaf Every so often, a random glimpse of innocence carries me back to where the melancholy breeze that swimming hole of September first blew, the cool one that plucked the season’s first dying leaf, leaving it to fall, lonely, whirling to the earth. You are whispered back to life, brown hair matted […]

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