Richard Bach is my all-time favorite author. (Tom Robbins is a close second.)

When I was down in Florida recently — escaping a winter of discontent for a week — I snapped a few photos that reminded me of Richard Bach’s writing.

In truth, they remind me of Russell Munson’s black and white photos snapped for the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I am lucky enough to have met Russell Munson and taxied along in his plane for a few hundred yards. I worked with his son, John, too; he helped photograph my wedding.

You can visit Richard Bach at You can see Russell Munson’s current work at


A seagull stands along the shore of Clearwater Beach in Florida as the sun sets off in the distance.