Monthly Archives: June 2014

Pilgrimage to an American Literary Shrine

In a just-concluded trip back East, I had the privilege to once again visit Concord Massachusetts, one of America’s richest cultural and historical sites just a few miles from Boston. Of course, it is known in the history books as the terminus of Paul Revere’s Ride and the scene of the Battle of Lexington and Concord at the beginning of the American Revolution; but for me as a writer it is a town that birthed and housed a whole pod of brilliant writers and thinkers, all living in the same area, jawing in the same pubs and coffee houses, and eventually being laid to rest in the same cemetery. Read more