May 2011

By Ian Keown “This was a wonderful opportunity to get up to speed with my computer skills,” exclaims Boston-based lawyer Jay Grayson, enthusing about his private software lessons — aboard a cruise ship, of all places. For Robert Jayson and Lynne Grayson, having access to computer lessons was an important

  Reviewed by Richard West Somewhere in George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” Will Ladislaw airily posits that some places should remain unknown, “preserved as hunting grounds for the poetic imagination.” I don’t believe Paul Theroux got Will’s message. In the 50 years since he first spread his canvas to the gale, Theroux

  By Everett Potter You might call The Tao of Travel (HMH, 2011) the perfect match – Paul Theroux, America’s foremost travel writer, chooses his favorite passages from the world’s best travel writers and issues them in a slim, highly readable tome. Theroux, of course, is more than a mere editor.

  By Steve Jermanok There was a time in Tom Rivest’s life that he was writing computer models for the semiconductor industry. “Being shown my windowless office that first day on the job, I suddenly realized the importance of following your passion,” he tells me. The next thing you know,

By Steve Jermanok Walk into any major art museum, renowned botanical garden, even glam hotels like the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and it seems like you’ll find a piece of art by that master of contemporary glass, Dale Chihuly. Bombarded by so much of his work, the result can either

Interviewed by Everett Potter Tom Ohaus likes to fish. I’ve know this since we were in college together, and used to surf cast along the beaches of Cape Cod as dawn broke. We were in pursuit of bluefish and stripers and sometimes, I’d catch one. But for every one that

  By Steve Jermanok If you’ve managed to book one of the six rooms at the Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast in Yachats, Oregon, you’re in for a visual and culinary treat. Just south of Cape Perpetua, where the 900-foot- high cliffs overlook the Pacific, this is arguably the

  Calypso del Sol, St. John, USVI. How can I speak the words “Caribbean villa” in these recessionary times? Well, “villa” covers a lot of ground, and in the Caribbean it can mean a cottage, a simple but comfortable house, a very big house, and even those beach side palaces