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Traveling Man is a well deserved
gift for the photographer of this book, Tom Shea. He's been a good friend, a generous giver of fine clothes, fine wine, mediocre beer, and tall tales.

And in this weird world where promises are rarely kept, Tom as been,
for the most part, exacting - he's kept nearly all of his promises.

He did, however, break one pledge.

When my daughter was 8 years old,
Tom assured her that he would
accompany her to her
High School Prom.

She's glad that Tom shied
away from that commitment
- she went with a testosterone-enhanced Klingon instead.

I, on the other hand,
almost wish Tom
hadn't welched on that deal.
________
I've known Tom Shea for over twenty years.
During that time he's been a dentist,
a sailor,
a programmer,
a land owner,
an Hawaiian construction worker,
and - again - a dentist.
Yet, in all of these occupational permutations,
he's remained consistent in two unique ways:
He's reserved a good chunk of his time
and sanity for traveling all over the world,
and he's made an art out of friendship.
The traveling part comes easy, I suppose,
but the friendship part
- well, that's a rarer talent.

He's also a damn good photographer.

John Wagner

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Publish Date  April 06, 2009

Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  32 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Travel

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