About Tod


I have a lifelong interest in the natural world and Maine is my favorite place to hike, camp, canoe, and sometimes, hunt and fish. The Maine North Woods are a treasure, and I consider it a privilege to have access to thousands of acres of beautiful landscape. The Maine Woods  can engage you on many levels. I graduated from Umaine with a degree in anthropology,  and I like to read about the folklore and human history of the woods.

For most of my adult life I’ve written about one thing or another, and at one time worked as a freelance journalist. Now, with the internet, the rise of blogging offers a freedom of expression and possibility of an audience unknown in the old days. Blogging is a wonderful outlet for me. I can combine my visual orientation and the written word in a kind of journal of my travels, with a dose of editorializing thrown in to keep things interesting, at least to myself.

In March 2013, I published a book, “So I Can See the Trees”, a collection of story/essays on my visits to places like Allagash Lake, Big Reed Pond, Chandler Pond, Katahdin, West Branch of the Penobscot, and more. It’s available in Bookmarcs, Bangor, and other local shops and bookstores.