Why I’m not traveling as much this year …

This year, I’ll be present for about 15 live events, which is relatively few, especially compared to my pre-Covid pattern of 80-100 days per year on the road.

There are five main reasons for reducing my travel. First, like every sane person, I love the Earth, which makes me feel ambivalent about even important air travel. (Each year I pay a voluntary “carbon tax” by contributing to forest preservation to help compensate for the travel I do engage in.) Second, I’m getting older and I don’t have the stamina of the younger me. Third, I love being home, and Grace is happier to have me around too. Fourth, COVID taught us that a lot could be done online via videoconferencing. True, a lot of us have Zoom fatigue, and being together in person is a delight, but overall, online is a good option environmentally and in terms of affordability and ease of access.  Finally, this year, I’m working on my next book, which is probably the most difficult and important challenge I’ve taken on, and I need extended time to read, listen, and reflect, as well as write and rewrite and rewrite and rewrite.

So you’ll find details of my in-person speaking events here: