The Avid Traveler
This website is dedicated to a peripatetic's musings. The purpose is to ponder and reflect and perhaps illuminate the reasons why some travel — and why some choose not to.
A Traveler In
After having read the entire collection of books by W. Somerset Maugham, I set off on a series of adventures inspired by Maugham's "The Moon and Sixpence," fictionalized on the life of the post-impressionist painter Paul Gaugin, who in 1891 sailed to the tropics to escape European civilization and "everything that is artificial and conventional."
The Long Journey
My home is - and always will be - in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Despite Thomas Wolfe's proclamation, "You Can't Go Home, Again," set in Asheville, NC - I can. My soul finds inspiration there.