a painting of High Head
High Head. oil on panel


I grew up on Beach Point, North Truro. The beach was my backyard. Provincetown stood across the bay. Pilgrim Monument towering over it all. Shoal Hope is my first novel. It builds on childhood memories along with imaginative connections made living in Lubec and Brooklin, Maine and on recurring visits to Portugal. These elements – along with thirty years of study in art, history, and traditional boat-building and design – have all found an outlet in this book set in Provincetown.

Living as a painter in New York and New England provided a touchstone for relating the early days of Provincetown’s art community. Being a first generation American has fed my insights into the Portuguese/American experience. Shoal Hope weaves elements of Provincetown’s fishing, artistic, and immigrant life together into an evocative expression of a pivotal time of transition.

My work in boat design led to writing Designer & Client, a meditation on design, its implications, and possibilities illustrated in a series of commissions for traditionally inspired small craft. I have written for WoodenBoat and Water Craft Magazine and seen my boat designs reviewed in Boat Design Quarterly, Yachting, Sailing and American Yacht Review among others.

At a pioneering avionics company I was instrumental in designing the graphical user interface for a next generation avionics system. I taught a short-course at MIT for their Inter-term course program for four years. The final sessions were video-taped and are part of MIT’s Open Course Ware.

My wife and I live in Narragansett, Rhode Island with our Portuguese Podengo, Delfina.

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