I've been working to polish up my latest book and it is near completion today.
It looks like Ivonne and I have been proofreading and editing and
tinkering with my book, Iquitos, Peru: Almost Close, since
some time early in Oct. We want to get this one right, and with
Ivonne's incredible ability to spot problems and come up with
excellent solutions I think we have a book well worth your time and
Of course, the oddities in the writing are mine and at my
insistence, Ivonne giving in only after rigorous debate on fine
points that I overrode. There are numerous instances of what will be
seen as bad writing and terrible grammar. I do know better, but
sometimes it's more important to make a stylistic point that a
grammatical one. In any case, the mistakes, intentional or not, are
The book should be ready for order within a day or so. I'll leave
a link here when it is ready for the world at large.
Meanwhile, I look forward to writing more at this blog about
Iquitos, about life in general, and of course about my own life and
Thanks for you patience and continued support.
12 Dec. 2013