Tom and his wife, Susan, have fallen deeply in love with New Zealand. Each year they spend several months there. Right now, they're making their way to the near-literal antipode of Vermont to begin their 2012 respite. To celebrate, we thought you'd enjoy a New Zealand-themed banner during the time that Tom is staying there. It was designed by the talented Joy Stauber. Tom took the center photo himself.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
What we're talking about
on the front page.