Robert W. Mack

Yes, this is an old-fashioned "website!" For an old-fashioned guy.

Social Media




Gently Row

Spring in Paris - 2010-2023 (Includes many photos and links to photo sets.)

Blue Marble Traveler

Japan Flâneur

What is to be Done?

Older blogs:

Ebola Strategy

The New Humanism


My YouTubeChannel

Some of my best videos are:

Alan Helms: At Home


The Way to Hua Shan

Islamic Society of Boston: In Their Own Words

Travel Photos

2018 Sri Lanks - 30 Best

2018 Sri Lanka 250+

2017 Sicily - with Jason

2017 Japan - 30 Best

2017 Sydney

2017 New Zealand - 35 Best

2014 Singapore - 25 Best

2014 Cambodia Laos - 30 Best

2013 Japan - 30 Best

2012 Morocco - 45 Best

2011 Vietnam/Laos/Hong Kong - 20 Best

2011 Vietnam Many More

2010 Prague - 20 Best

2009 Costa Rica - 20 Best

2008 France - 20 Best

2008 Slovenia Croatia- 20 Best

2008 Thailand - 20 Best

2007 California - 40 Best

2007 New Zealand - 30 Best

2007 Nelson Lakes N.Z. Best

2006 Turkey Best [Antiquities Istanbul Cappadocia Antalya Carpets Other]

2002 Argentina

2001 Rio and Paraty

1989 Cook Islands with Earthwatch

Many More Down Under Photos

Scenic Photos

Scenic Boston

Scenic Cambridge

Scenic New England

Scenic Princeton

Scenic NYC

Scenic Provincetown

Family Photos

Mack Family Reunion at Clear Lake, Iowa - 2011

Mack Family - Concord and Rolling Meadows


Dad and Libby 2005-2010

Mom, Dad and the Kids - 1941-2004

Dad - Childhood - 1922-1930

Art Photos

Paris 2019 Outsider Art: Hey #4 at Halle Saint-Pierre

Impressionism Far and Near

Venice Biennale 2015

Meta-Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art Fair at Place de la Bastille 2014

Paris 2013 - Dynamo Art Exhibition

2010 Brucennial

2010 Armory and Satellite Art Shows

2009 Mass MoCA

NYC Art May 2007

2006 Hartford Athenaeum

Storm King Sculpture Park


My Whiting Ancestors - Part I

My Whiting Ancestors Part II

Shanks Ben, Murderer of John George "Jurrie" Mack

Essays Published in the Gay and Lesbian Review / Worldwide

Honoré de Balzac’s Gay Anti-Hero

Proust on the Charles - The Journal of Claude Fredericks

More Adventures of a Gay Roué


I fell in love once, in my foolish youth. Half the love songs I'd heard all my life suddenly made sense when the relationship began; the other half made sense when it ended. Here are five Spotify playlists that for me capture the stages of a love affair.

Love #1: Take a Chance on Me
Love #2: Just What I Needed
Love #3: Something So Strong
Love #4: They'll Need a Crane
Love #5: Since You’re Gone