Rwanda January 2017

By |2019-04-23T22:48:07+00:00July 18th, 2017|

I've been in Kigali for several days now, wandering and visiting and learning this very unique, and seemingly un-African city. I write "un-African" because there is a very real organization and structure that feels Western and familiar. Things work here. [...]

Super Bowl 2016 – New Hampshire Primary

By |2019-04-23T23:13:24+00:00February 7th, 2016|

It’s 1:42am and the Nor’Easter, threatened earlier today, is knocking on my door. A couple of grizzly bears have been teleported to New Hampshire and are vigorously rocking the Sprinter; a vehicle not really designed for winter travel as the [...]

Paraphrasing Potter Stewart

By |2019-04-23T22:42:45+00:00May 27th, 2013|

I found myself praying for someone to yell “Fire!” (unfounded of course); for a really, really small earthquake; for the pregnant woman in the tenth row to go into labor. Please go into labor…Now. The reason for my prayers? Bad [...]

The Little Island that Could

By |2019-04-23T23:16:41+00:00November 1st, 2008|

Winter 2008 The big-bellied moon hangs just above the eastern horizon turning the world to tones of   lead and pewter. The Caribbean - 2000’ below my aerie here on the cliffs of Saba- is unpolished silver plate tarnished by cloud [...]

Of Sharks and Sailing Ships

By |2019-04-23T23:17:45+00:00January 5th, 2007|

Sunday, January 5. 2007 Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Los Olas Boulevard, The Floridian Diner I have been in Florida since Thursday night. Friday morning, actually, as I wasn’t able to pick up bags until after midnight. The plane was early, the [...]