Watch a video that decribes my book "All in a Day's Work"

Welcome to my website! I hope you will browse through my photo gallery and blog pages. Since retiring in May 2017  I have been able to update my photo albums, including many images from my recent trip to iceland and our 2015 trip to Oahu and Kauai in Hawaii.

If you are interested in my writing, please click on the 'Donald Way Vignette' tab to read the biography I wrote about my dad when he passed at age 90 in 2010. I wrote it as I was working on the text for my third book "We Were There; World War II Stories from the Adirondacks' Greatest Generation", but got carried away so that it was too long to 'fit' into the manuscript. If you find it good reading, then you will enjoy reading my three books about my patients and some of the interesting characters I have met during my 37-year career as a Family Physician practicing in the central Adirondacks. The books are described further below.

I also enjoy camping out with some of those characters every year, and most recently spent a night camping out on Middle Saranac Lake with the League of Extraordinary Adirondack Gentlemen (LEAG) in September 2018. For more information on the LEAG, please click that tab above.

For anyone interested in my speaking engagements and book signings, I will be doing book signings and PowerPoint talks about WWII and/or my other books at the following dates and locations:

  • Tuesday April 9, 2019 12 Noon- For the Hour Glass Seniors Group at the Pine Grove Fire Department, at the corner of Gifford Church Road and 144 Dinnsville Road, Schenectady NY. I will talk about my third book "We Were There, World War II Stories from the Adirondacks' Greatest Generation", followed by a book signing
  • Sunday June 9, 2019- at The Edison Club resort, 891 Riverview Rd, Rexford, NY 12148, sponsored by the Military Officers' Association of America. I will present my PowerPoint talk about the role of the Boeing B-29 in ending World War II and other references to my third book "We Were There". More info to follow. 
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 7pm- Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society, Lake Luzerne at the Town Library on Main Street topic TBA followed by Q&A and book signing.

 Please check regularly as I add more appearances to the schedule!  All three of my books are now available in soft and hardcover versions on, and I am the only vendor.


For readers who enjoyed my first two books, my third book, We Were There, was published in May 2016. This book is the crown jewel in my trilogy of collections about the people of the Adirondacks, and We Were There has special significance. Every story  features men and women who were combatants or civilians directly involved in World War II. These stories describe what it was like to grow up in a New York City tenement or a humble shack in the Adirondacks during the Great Depression, witness the emergence of Adolf Hitler's Nazi menace, and join the United States armed forces to escape crushing poverty in exchange for protecting America while getting three meals a day. Members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Corps and civilians are all represented. It includes first-hand accounts of being on the receiving end of allied Bombs in Germany and German bombs in England. The reader will learn what it felt like to bail out of an American night fighter, launch torpedoes at a Japanese aircraft carrier, shoot down German V-1 cruise missiles, dodge Japanese Zeros during the Pearl Harbor attack, and watch helplessly as a Japanese kamikaze dropped a deadly bomb on an American aircraft carrier during the greatest naval battle in history. With over 70,000 words of text and more than 220 illustrations, We Were There creates such vivid stories that the reader will truly feel like he or she was there. I  published it myself with my own publishing company, Indian Lake Press. I am selling it on and at the local venues listed below and in the "My Store" tab above. Pete DeMola of The Sun Newspaper published a fantastic review of the book on The Sun Website. Check it out at

Anyone looking for a copy of We Were There, Never a Dull Moment or All In a Day's Work should be able to find them at the following retail outlets:

Open Door Bookstore, Schenectady

Battenkill Bookstore, Cambridge

Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs

The Chapman Museum, Glens Falls

Atria gift shop in Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls

ACE Hardware, Queensbury 

The Silo in Queensbury

Miller Art & Frame, Warrensburg

Trees Gifts and Books, Bolton Landing

Hudson River Trading Company, North Creek

The Adirondack Experience/Museum, Blue Mountain Lake

Pine's Hardware, Indian Lake

The Lake Store, Indian Lake 

Abanakee Studios, Indian Lake

Hoss's Country Corner, Long Lake

The Towne Store, Schroon Lake

The Crossroads Country Store, Chestertown

The Old Forge Hardware, Old Forge

McDonough's Valley Hardware, Keene Valley

Dartbrook Rustic Goods, Keene Valley

The Mountaineer store, Keene Valley

The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid 

The Community Store, Saranac Lake

The Book Nook. Saranac Lake

The soft-cover version of We Were There can be found at the the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, the Empire State Aeronautics Museum store in Glenville, and the Fort Ticonderoga gift shop. The hard cover version of We Were There is available from the National World War II Museum store and its on-line store in New Orleans Louisiana.

You can also order my books on 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. On Amazon I am the only vendor of Never a Dull Moment and We Were There, so when you buy the books there you are still buying them from me. You can request an inscription if you want when you order through this website or All my books for sale in the above venues are signed.


 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:

Andy did 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 has sold over 1400 copies so far. 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 kids in the world, Cara, Jay, and Tessa Kapoor, and Mateo Way! They are so adorable they make my head swim! 

       Cara, Jay and little Tessa Kapoor


     Mateo Antonio Way