I have just completed an article about Matthew Brady, the legendary Civil-War-era photographer, for Adirondack Life magazine. It should be printed in the April-May 2015 edition. Many people don't realize that Brady, one of the most famous and important photographers in American history, was born in the Adirondacks. Only recently was his birthplace discovered by Glenn Pearsall, which he chronicles in his 2008 book Echoes in These Mountains. You can learn more about his discovery at the following website:
As a tribute to Brady, in 2012 the Johnsburg Historical Society erected a plaque near his birthplace along route 28 just above the Glen Creek bridge in the town of Warrensburg, which I would drive past on my commute to the North Creek and Indian Lake Health Centers. After only a few months however, some very evil person stole the plaque, which cost the Johnsburg Historical Society over $1100 to make. I am hoping that someone will read the article who may be able to help recover the marker or at least shed some light on its fate.
If anyone has any useful information, please contact Delbert Chambers, the President of the WCHS at 518-743-0734 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
In October 2013, after nine years of work, my second book, Never a Dull Moment, was published. Within its 160 pages are 32 different vignettes and over 120 photographs describing the people and landscape of the southern Adirondacks. Patients, physicans, friends, Adirondack characters and legends are all to be found in stories that will entertain, amuse or amaze the reader.
If you are interested in the book, please review this link to Andy Flynn's excellent article in the North Creek News-Enterprise about my experience publishing my own book at this link: http://www.newsenterprise.org/news/2013/oct/15/indian-lake-doctor-launch-second-book/.
Andy does a great job summarizing the ordeal and the motivation for putting hundreds of hours into this project. Also, Leigh Hornbeck did an equally nice writeup of my work in the digital Albany Times Union on January 19th, 2014 at this link:
She also included a slide show of our interview and some of the pictures from the book.
The book is off to a great start with over 1000 copies already sold. Anyone looking for a copy of Never a Dull Moment or All In a Day's Work should be able to find at least the soft-cover version at the Chapman Museum and Glens Falls Hospital gift shops in Glens Falls, ACE Hardware in Queensbury, Miller Art & Frame in Warrensburg, Hudson River Trading Company in North Creek, the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, Pine's Hardware in Indian Lake, Hoss's Country Store in Long Lake, the Crossroads Contry Store in Chestertown, Trees Gift Shop in Bolton Landing and the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs. You can also order one on Amazon.com or directly from me by contacting me directly. Just click on the "contact" tab above and send me an email with your questions and order information.
I am also working on an account of the latest outing of the League of Extraordinary Adirondack Gentlemen which was on August 20th and 21st 2014 on Long Lake. Our new LEAG members include Ricard Rosen and Bill McKibben. Last year's expedition to Tupper Lake has been published in the current July-August 2014 issue of Adirondac magazine. I hope this story will appear in the magazine as well during the summer of 2015. You can see photographs of our expedition in the new LEAG photo album. Click on the Photo Album tab above to see these and other photographs.
In collaboration with the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC), I am able to offer paper and hardcover copies of my first book All In a Day's Work: Scenes and Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice at both wholesale and retail prices. Check my "store" page for details.
Those who are interested in my photography can now see a sample of my portfolio here, including ways to order custom-made prints which can be matted and framed. Your feedback is welcome- send me an email if you have questions!
Finally, I am the proud grandpa of the most beautiful little baby girl in the world, Cara Elizabeth Kapoor! My daughter Emily and her husband Shawn became parents on August 21st 2013, and they certainly know how to make a beautiful baby! Check my photo album page for her own album. I will be adding many more in the weeks and years to come!