About Me

Stephen Wood, Married Father of Damian and Calvin
Hates Talking About Himself, Proud INTJ

Thank you for taking a moment to read my website. What started as a little hobby to keep me busy and active has evolved into something I never expected. And whatever comes of it, it has always been – and continues to be – a fun hobby, above all else.

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I used to have several paragraphs here about how I’ve been happy to accept freelance work and how I don’t really edit or proofread anything on this site, but while that’s all true, no need to keep it here.

In the past, I’ve written for two very popular television criticism blogs (under a pseudonym) where I developed both a fanbase (such as it is) and the confidence that I can entertain people through writing. CTMQ combines my love for travel, exploration, learning, meeting interesting people, observational humor, and lists – and a diverse group of readers seem to rather enjoy what I do here.

I can write for different audiences and in different styles – though only non-fiction. I am easy to work with and I can usually write very quickly.

Speaking Engagements

  • I do personalized (by town/region and group age/interests) 60-90 minute presentations – to historical societies, libraries, schools, etc. I do ask for a long lead-time however, what with a job and family and stuff. Also, a modest honorarium is usually requested, because I’ve been told that.
  • Magazine Article possibilities

  • Connecticut travel, museums, hikes/trails, history, humor, and eccentrics – and eccentricities – that make up our state.
  • Special needs parenting and the experiences of an involved father
  • Smith-Magenis Syndrome
  • And more!
  • Book Topics

    I think I’ve finally come to a point where I not only think I can write an entertaining and profitable book, but I also think I know the general outline. (Difficult special needs son, travel, humor, adventure, museums.)

    I welcome inquiries from real publishers. I will not bother with self-publishing. (Sorry if that sounds egotistical, but if I’m going to take this leap, I’m going to do it the right way.


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    1. says

      Hello, I am writting to say “Thank You” for the write up you did about me and my Stone Earth Cairn that is on display at The Good News cafe located in Woodbury, CT. If you are interested in seeing more of my work please contact me @ mrlleshi@sbcglobal.net or my cell 203-509-6407. Thank You. Remi Lleshi….

    2. Ginny Apple says

      Hi Stephen,

      I am a resident of Barkhamsted and a member of the town’s Economic Development Commission. I delighted at your descriptions of hiking in American Legion and People’s State Forests and wondered if you’d mind if I put a little blurb about you and a link to your descriptions of the trails on our Facebook page (Town of Barkhamsted). We are going to create a separate section for hiking and I think your descriptions are the best I’ve eve seen.

      Let me know if this works for you.

      Ginny Apple

      Love your work!

    3. says

      I stumbled onto your web site while searching for information on the Sunny Valley Nature preserve in Bridgewater CT. When I was scrolling the pages I saw a picture of our house.

      I continued to look through your site and I was blown away at the variety and content. I am amazed at your energy level.

      I posted a link on my FB pages suggesting it was a MUST for Connecticut residents.

      Keep up the great work and why don’t you get started on the Book?

    4. says

      Hi Stephan,

      Just let let you know the histoic Comstock Covered Bridge in East Hampton, Ct that has been closed for 2 years is now almost completed and open to the public. I put a couple of shots up on my site. Feel free to use any or all if you would like.


      Best reguards!


    5. barney b from danbury says

      Just heard you on wnpr this morning. The show was great! Would like to contact you sometime in near future?
      Barney B.

    6. Patti Hoffman says

      Dear Stephen:

      I liked your article on Newtown very much. I realized that I had read some of your work before when I found this page about you. You see, I was one lucky “kid” who had gone to high school at Norwich Free Academy oh so very long ago – graduated in 1973. You did a fine job writing about Slater Memorial Museum. I am always proud to brag about NFA and the fact that it is one of only two high schools with a museum. Beautiful, isn’t it?
      Anyway, thanks for sharing your reaction to the Sandy Hook tragedy. My family and I have been living in Sarasota, Florida for 14 years now and I still miss Connecticut.

    7. Connecticut Sam says

      please sent to my email address stories about Connecticut buried treasures and ghost towns. Thanks.


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