Architecture by Moonlight has officially launched! Many thanks to Susanne Althoff, Francis Storrs, Hans Schulz, and the Boston Globe Magazine for publishing an excerpt; New England Mobile Book Fair, Book Ends, Harvard Bookstore, and Calamus for hosting readings, Joe McDonough at MIT Alumni Association and BJ Krintzmen at NewTV for their interviews, Felicia Gordon for publishing essays on Medium, and my wonderful friend Globiana for hosting my launch party. There is more to come – find it at www.paulefallon.com.
The Globe Magazine excerpt features my first trip to Haiti after the earthquake, when my son Andy and I build temporary shelters. I end my readings with a passage from my last trip about the women who sweep dirt. They help me understand that although we embark on foreign travel in search of the exotic, what ultimately imprints is our commonality.
This morning I realized my bond to those who sweep dirt is even closer than I thought. I received this email from my daughter, a Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia.
Keep spreading knowledge about how most people in the world live. Maybe your book will help open up some eyes. I sweep my yard every morning, and every morning I think about you and the Haitian women sweeping their yards. Small world, lots of dirt.