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Back in the big town...

We're now living in The Ivey Residences on Tryon Street, one block off the Square, in Uptown Charlotte.

In October, we spent a week at Beckford's Tower in Bath, England. It was a joy. The weather sucked, but we didn't care. We read books, drank tea, wandered in bookstores, and ate yummy food. No t.v., phone, and only occasional wif-fi checks. I got to thinking...why don't I do this at home?

Reading, thinking, and drinking tea.

Check out my blog (click on the link above) to see how things are going these days. You can see the latest fun planned around my current book, "The Love of Baseball" and hear about other great writing fun happening in our region.


For more on more on my archaeological trips to Israel, watch the segment from UNC TV's show "NC Now" which featured a story about UNC Charlotte and Dig Mount Zion, by clicking the link below.

Along The Cotswold Way, England

WORDKEEPERS: Is an opportunity for area writers to share their work via public readings. Designed as an open salon for area writers, Julie Townsend, Scot Pope and Chris Arvidson, founded Wordkeepers 5 years ago as an informal open mic event. Writers interested in reading from their work should email Chris Arvidson at, to secure their first-come, first-served spot on the bill, and to get guidelines for the salon.

At the Ashe County Arts Center in West Jefferson; 4:00 p.m. Refreshments provided.
Third Saturdays in April, June, August, October and December.

Travel, travel, travel. I love travel. Check out my blog (click above) for the latest on my adventures -- local and far away.

Grand Traverse Bay - early morning in early June.