THE Book Tour (Part I)

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Well, the great Northwest Pacific book tour of 2018 is now officially in the record books.  A 5-city, 24-day, 31-appearance extravaganza officially ended when I landed in Charlotte Douglas International Airport at 6:05 am this morning from my red eye flight from Portland, OR.

The trip was a success on so many levels—presentations made, blog subscriptions obtained, books sold.  But the greatest success for me was the people I met, and the stories they shared with me.  I will be relating them for some time to come in subsequent blogs (hence the denomination of this blog as merely the first of many).

At the very least, I owe a great debt of gratitude to those many people who took me into their homes and helped transform what could have been an interminable slog into an invaluable opportunity to catch up with friends old and new.  They include the Marriott Corporation (just kidding), Cynthia St. Clair and Philip Humphries of Bellingham, WA; Peter Hapke and Marci Lombardi of Seattle, WA; Siri and Max Fenson of Santa Rosa, CA; Kathryn O’Neal and Michael McKaig of Oakland, CA; and Susan Navrotsky of Portland, OR.  Some of these were lifelong friends, some fellow attorneys or former clients; in one case a couple I had never met before. But in all cases they were unfailingly gracious in opening their homes to me as I flitted from appearance to appearance.  I also need to include in this list my Seattle “handler” Ginny Bear, who worked unstintingly on my behalf, and lined up more venues for me than anyone else.

In the coming days I will address these encounters, large and small, in big museums and small retirement homes, that made my book tour such an incredibly enjoyable, enlightening and humbling experience.  Stay tuned.

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  • April 24, 2019: Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
  • April 28, 2019: Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, CT
  • April 28, 2019: Atria Darien, Darien, CT
  • April 29, 2019: Atria Rye Brook, Rye Brook, NY
  • April 29, 2019: The Watermark, Bridgeport, CT
  • April 29, 2019: Congregation B’nai Israel, Bridgeport, CT
  • April 30, 2019: Solstice of Guilford, Guilford, CT
  • April 30, 2019: The Osborn, Rye, NY
  • May 1, 2019: Meadow Ridge, Redding, CT
  • May 2, 2019: Notre Dame High School, West Haven, CT
  • May 30, 2019: The Glebe, Daleville, VA
  • May 31-June 2, 2019: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • June 3, 2019: Brightwood, Lutherville, MD
  • June 11, 2019: Osher Lifelong Learning, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • June 25, 2019: Nordic Center, Duluth, MN
  • June 26, 2019: The Colony, Eden Prairie, MN
  • June 26, 2019: The Waters, Edina, MN
  • June 27, 2019: Legends of Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove, MN
  • June 27, 2019: Abiitan, Minneapolis, MN
  • June 27, 2019: Norway House, Minneapolis, MN
  • June 28, 2019: Waters at 50th, Minneapolis, MN
  • June 28, 2019: The Kenwood, Minneapolis, MN
  • September 15, 2019: Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies, Oslo, Norway
  • September 25-28, 2019: Norsk Hostfest, Minot, ND
  • October 14, 2019: Charlestown Sr. Living, Catonsville, MD
  • October 15, 2019: American Scandinavian Society, New York, NY
  • October 17, 2019: 55-Plus Club, Princeton, NJ
  • October 19, 2019: Stonebridge at Montgomery, Skillman, NJ
  • November 1, 2019: Osher Lifelong Learning, Furman University, Greenville, SC
  • January 21, 2020: Alpha Delta Kappa, Raleigh, NC

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