The travel writers' meeting in Miami was really a travel editors' meeting, a good number of whom were former newspaper travel editors. We bemoaned, of course, what's happened to our old sections, the industry in general, but occasionally we acknowledged how lucky we had been, working in travel when newspapers were flush.
Once upon a time, the world was sweeter than we knew
Everything was ours, how happy we were then...

By Thomas Swick • Category: Uncategorized

At the travel editors' meeting in Miami yesterday, someone asked me who I write for.

"Anyone who will have me," I said. "Sometimes I write for people who I swear I'll never write for again."

By Thomas Swick • Category: writing
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this writing life

04/23/15 08:41

The beauty of writing an essay as opposed to a travel story is the absence of a notebook. It's like working without a net.

By Thomas Swick • Category: writing
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of course

04/22/15 08:53

In the New York Times Book Review Sunday, a review of Rain: A Natural and Cultural History appeared next to a review of Rust: The Longest War. The man who wrote the Rain review was identified as the author of Cold, Heat and the forthcoming Wind.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Uncategorized

I preferred the scrappy, underpaid, overachieving Marlins.

By Thomas Swick • Category: sports
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steverino

04/20/15 06:49

At the viewing yesterday a life-size cutout of Dean Martin stood next to the casket. I thought for a while about who I would like to stand next to my casket and then it occurred to me: Steve Allen.

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