My home away from home: House/pet sitting can be sweet. And I can drive either truck.
Another view of the house: Side yard
The backyard: breadfruit, bananas, coconuts, taro, and things tropical I have never heard of.
The road along the beach where we walk the dogs.
The Guam Coastline
Inside an old Japanese coastal defense bunker
My friend Roger's dog, Frizzie. Not the one I'm dog sitting, but I couldn't resist. I mean, look at that face.
As a visiting author, I was greeted at the airport. I was pretty dopey with jet lag but note the lei around my neck. Cool.
I'm here and getting over jet lag and an intestinal thing that knocked me out for a day or so. Now I can finally appreciate the friends and the paradise of this island. When not speaking, teaching, and sailing, I'll be spending a lot of time hanging out and this is a great place to do that. Long walks with the dog along the coastline on a very nice trail with great views of the blue Pacific
Saturday morning I'm the keynote speaker at a meeting of the International Reading Association, next week I teach the writing process to middle school students in the Guam schools, and three weeks later, I leave on a 1,300-mile voyage to the Philippines with five other old men. We've nicknamed the boat "The ARRP Ark." Motto: "Seniors to Cebu."