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So What Else is New?

Posted by on February 2, 2013 in Book Tour/Events, Cocktails | 2 comments

So What Else is New?

I’m blogging every week at GardenRant and all the time at DrunkenBotanist.  Head over there for a fix.

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Behind the Bar, Again

Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Gallery, Paintings | 1 comment

Behind the Bar, Again

Another “bottles behind the bar” painting! This one is 8 x 8 on a cradled wood panel, $150.  To order, or to see more paintings, visit my Daily Paintworks gallery.

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Ward III

Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off

Ward III

This one came from a bunch of photos I took at Ward III in New York.  It’s 8 x 8 on a cradled wood panel.  $150.  To order, or to see more paintings, go to my DailyPaintworks gallery.

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Angel’s Share

Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off

Angel’s Share

Bottles behind the bar at Angel’s Share, an amazing bar in the East Village.  This one is 8 x 10 on a wood panel.  $150. To order or to see more paintings, visit my gallery at DailyPaintworks.

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The Amazing, Astonishing Google Check: How I Used Google to Spell-Check Every Word in My Book.

Posted by on January 5, 2013 in Media/Reviews | 13 comments

The Amazing, Astonishing Google Check: How I Used Google to Spell-Check Every Word in My Book.

Anyone who uses technical terms, scientific terms, foreign words, proper nouns, or brand names in their writing knows the limitations of the spell-checker built into a word processing program.  After all, it’s just a static list of words that got loaded onto your computer and never gets updated or expanded unless you do it yourself.  (And if you’ve ever tried one of the professional spell check add-ons, like Spellex, you may have noticed that they don’t always include every possible term in your field–I found the...

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The Drunken Botanist Plant Collection

Posted by on December 21, 2012 in Cocktails | 1 comment

The Drunken Botanist Plant Collection

Okay, it’s the middle of winter, but we can dream, right?  This year, the nice people at Territorial Seeds and Log House Plants asked me to pick out a few of my favorite cocktail-friendly plants.  We got a little carried away, and the result is the Drunken Botanist Plant Collection.  We gathered up all the herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables that a mixologist’s garden would require. I’ll be posting recipes, videos, photos, and growing advice in the months to come as well.  (You can also find more of all things cocktail...

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Greenwich Village at Night

Posted by on November 10, 2012 in Gallery, Paintings | 1 comment

Greenwich Village at Night

I’m listing this painting for sale as part of Daily Paintworks’ Hurricane Sandy fundraiser.  I was on the East Coast when the storm hit, and although I was able to veer out of the way and hunker down with family until it was over, I was possessed of a weird longing to be in New York.  Whatever New York goes through, I want to go through it, too. After I got home, Louis CK sent out this beautiful note to his fans.  I confess that these lines only made me want to be there more: “It’s pretty impossible to describe...

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Psssst! Available for Pre-Order!

Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Book Tour/Events, Cocktails | Comments Off

  Hey, guess what?  The Drunken Botanist is officially available for pre-order.  Here are a bunch of ways you can do it: Ask your local independent bookstore to order a copy for you. Pre-order at Barnes & Noble. Pre-order at Amazon. Stop by this page in February and pre-order a signed copy from me. (Sorry, we can’t take pre-orders for signed copies this far in advance, but we’ll be up and running in...

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November eBook Sale

Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Media/Reviews | 1 comment

November eBook Sale

    Ebooks rarely go on sale, but this month two of mine are available through special promotions: For the month of November only, pick up Flower Confidential for $1.99 as an ebook at Apple, Barnes & Noble,  IndieBound, Kobo, Google, and  Amazon.  Wicked Bugs is also available this month only at Amazon for $2.99. And remember, you don’t need a dedicated ebook reader to read them–you can download them to your laptop, tablet, desktop computer, or smartphone as well....

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Off to Columbia, MD

Posted by on October 22, 2012 in Book Tour/Events | Comments Off

Off to Columbia, MD

Hey, if you’re in the area, stop in and see me at the Howard County Library.  I’ll be talking about Wicked Bugs and Wicked Plants, and they’d like you to register in advance here. I’m also headed to Longwood Gardens, but they tell me that one’s sold out.  There is a waiting list–if you want to get on it, give that a try here. And after I get back?  Some exciting early news about my next book The Drunken...

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