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January 2015

Another Wild Game Recipe for Cold Winter Days – Wild Goose – 15 Bean Stew

By |January 7th, 2015|

 

The hunting trips in Canada during the winter are memorable because of the abundance of wild game that moves south. The geese should be harvested during their winter migration, preferably from grain fields, as they will have stored a lot of fat in preparation for their long journey.  We hunted in freezing weather from […]

Another Wild Game Recipe for Cold Winter Days – "Elk Sugo for Pasta or Bread"

By |January 7th, 2015|

Elk roast is lean and sweet and imparts a much different texture and flavor than beef.  That’s why I hunt for it.

Ingredients:

3-5  lbs Elk Loin Roast – you can substitute with lean beef, caribou or buffalo

4-6 Italian hot or fennel sausage, or bratwurst

1 half sweet onion, minced

20 slices of dried Porcini or Shiitake mushrooms

3 […]

A Wild Game Recipe for Cold Winter Days – Wild Boar (Cinghiale) Blue Corn Posole Soup with Sausage

By |January 7th, 2015|

As dangerous as a wild boar can be in the wild, I dislike hunting for them in modern “hunts” which involve the use of dogs, GPS locators and motorized vehicles that keep the hunter far away and high above the tusks of the angry animal.  That was the way I experienced it at least […]

Hunting on the Continental Divide

By |January 5th, 2015|

Looking out from the Continental Divide at Sunset
Diary Entry
December 22nd, 2014: I am at 7800 feet from the Continental Divide in New Mexico, competing with a large mountain lion and a pack of coyotes for the elusive North American Great Elk. I know the competitors are there because I have glassed a wounded cow elk […]

Book Guide and Discussion Questions for Isthmus

By |January 1st, 2015|

Our publisher has asked that we add study questions for both Widow Walk and its sequel, Isthmus. Ten of the following questions are included in the paper back and e-book versions of Isthmus.

Isthmus Book Guide and Discussion Questions:

1. The 1849 discovery of gold in California dramatically increased the travel across the Panamanian isthmus.  For several years, the local economy […]

December 2014

Reader’s Guide and Book Discussion Questions for Widow Walk

By |December 31st, 2014|

At the request of our publisher, we are adding a reader’s guide with questions for discussion groups and book clubs. Ten of these have been added to the forthcoming paperback edition of Widow Walk.

Widow Walk Book Guide and Discussion Questions:

1. Widow Walk has been compared to Last of the Mohicans and Cold Mountain. How is this […]

Inevitable Questions at Book-Signings…Changing Careers

By |December 25th, 2014|

Common Questions at Book Signings…Career Change: Physician/Educator to Historical Fiction Author

With the publication of Isthmus today, Christmas 2014, I am now scheduled to tour the book and present it at a number of gatherings.  Likely, as I have in the past with Widow Walk, I will discuss the creation of the cover art as a […]

Isthmus now available!

By |December 25th, 2014|

Just released! The second book in the Widow Walk Saga:

Isthmus
>> Get it now on Amazon!

It is 1860 and revolution is erupting throughout the world over universal emancipation. Civil war looms in the Unites States. In the midst of it all, a young woman is moving back to Boston with what is left of her […]

Working the Next Sculpture

By |December 21st, 2014|

These two pieces will be bronze with a black patina – wall mounts as a backdrop for an outdoor courtyard fountain.  The smaller of the two pieces is 4′ x 6′,  the larger piece is 13′ x 6′.   I decided to do this in bronze because it will weather better than granite or […]

November 2014

On the Track – Isthmus

By |November 24th, 2014|

In Isthmus, set to premier in December, we will be reintroduced to many of the characters from Widow Walk. This brief introduction from Part One:

“Gold and silver, the coveted, malleable metals that glistered the ceilings and gilded the columns of the palaces of the ruling classes of the Western world and lined the chalices elevated over the […]