A Doing Word…

Thoughts to inspire action – a random collection at this point


  • Italian Food in Eight Easy Steps

    Italian food is tasty! And I’d say easy. It’s a layered architecture – you take tasty ingredients and add things that compliment the taste. Tomatoes + garlic + olive oil + grilled chicken + shredded parmesan. Yum! This is very different from Thai where you take many things that taste neutral to terrible by themselves and combine… Continue reading

  • Travel Guide: NYC

    First off, I’m far from an expert. I’ve never lived there and don’t visit that often. I’m just posting my favorites here and will probably expand in the future as I know more. I’ll put events first since they might go away. You absolutely, positively, must go see, no, experience Sleep No More. Best if you’ve read MacBeth,… Continue reading

  • Travel Guide: Kauai

    Several years ago I was fortunate to get a three-month sabbatical. And by sabbatical, I really mean time off. My first thought was a round-the-world trip to warmer climates in the middle of winter. But with the kids in school that would be challenging. And, more practically, three months of rigorous travel with kids 9… Continue reading

About Me

An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.