Explore the world with the Rhymer! Take a look at photos from my trips to Ireland, Scotland, England and Norway on one side of the Atlantic, Walden Pond, Cape Breton and Cancun on the other. (While many would opt for a Dominican Republic vacation, the history and ruins of Cancun, Mexico, made it an easy choice.) So pull up a chair, harken to an old Irish fiddle tune, sip a cold, dark pint and enjoy my global gallery!


I'm one of those people who reads a good quote and has to jot it down for later. Too many little pieces of paper lying around led me to create my online quotation compendium, full of great sayings and other words of wisdom. Some will probably be familiar to you, but I'm betting a fair number of these you'll have never read before! Some will make you smile and, if you're not careful, some might make you think.


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Fire in the Glen

You'll find information about Fire in the Glen, a lively Irish trio featuring myself and pals Jason Mundok and Aaron Mundok, here. Check us out for a mug-thumping good time!

My wife, Kate, in Long's Park

Our son, Vinnie, and our daughter, Molly, along the Maine coastline

Me, fiddling in a Galway pub

Morgan & Puck.
Morgan, my dog for more than 15 years, died in December 2005.
Puck, quite fat, is my daughter's favorite toy.

Morgan & Puck

Our current growly house protector and official family drooler.


Marlowe (who left us in 2007, no longer quite so small).


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This site was created on July 2, 1998.
A whole lot of people have been here since then, but my green dragon lost count.
If you really need to know the number, assume "lots" and be satisfied.

Miscellaneous MishMash & Merriment, Maybe
All this stuff was created on a Macintosh.
"DOS computers, manufactured by millions of companies, are by far the most popular, with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans, on the other hand, may note that while cockroaches are far more numerous than humans, numbers alone do not denote a higher life form." - The New York Times

Most of the photos on this site were taken using a Canon AE-1 with a 70-210 zoom lens.
Photo scans were edited in Adobe PhotoShop.
Unless I'm IN the picture, assume all photos were taken by me.
(If I am in the picture, assume someone else took it.)
"There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept." - Ansel Adams

Green Man & TM 1998 Charles Vess

If something here isn't working, don't complain. Tell me how to fix it.
Do not fold, bend, mutilate, spindle or staple this page.
"Not everything has to mean something. Some things just are." - Charles de Lint

No animals were harmed in the preparation of this page.
The ozone layer was not damaged by the html coding.
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." - Aristotle
"Without music, life would be a mistake." - Friedrich Nietzche

"The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well." - Joe Ancis