|Stories, essays, and other noisemaking from one of the
top travel editor/writers in the U.S.
WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING WITH THIS SITE?.
When the new regime at The Orange County Register decided to eliminate the travel
editor job (and me with it), it was a sudden action that left me without access to most of
More than 1,000 travel sections. Scores of stories about politics, aviation, the military,
baseball and architecture. Much of the writing lessons I prepared for classes I taught at
UCLA and elsewhere.
This is a rescue mission - and attempt to Much of it is gone, but as times permits, I am
going to start filling this section with stories and other musings - future, present and past.
I picked the title "Gullible's Travels."
It reflects the reality that even though I spent more time of the road that most people, I still
got lost, missed trains, went to the wrong airport, and left my my passport on the
nightstand at the hotel from the previous night.
Note: I am working on the renovations as time permits from my other activities. Keep
coming back to see what's new.
Flora on the run: Twice she was
asked to rebel against her king.
Twice she chose the losing
side. A treasonous tale from
Scotland to North Carolina.
Twilight of the Bali Hai Boys: A
journey across four decades
with the pioneers of Tahitian
mountain town tries to get
visitors to think beyond ties to
Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler
Going, going, gone?
Digital billionaire Michael Dell
promised to rebuild the iconic
resort he owns after it was hit
by tsunami waves in 2011. So
far, it's a promise unkempt