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Why Travel?

“Why are you going to Arizona?” my classmate sneered.  “It’s not even warm there.” A week-long break from the mean girls of high school would have been reason enough. And while the desert air was certainly cool in the February mornings and evenings, the afternoons were comfortably warm for exploring the Grand Canyon, riding horses,… Read More Why Travel?

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Israel: A Foodie’s Promised Land

Israeli breakfast is a cheese lover’s Canaan.  At the Jerusalem hotel where I arrived mid-morning after a long flight, there were easily two dozen varieties—white, yellow, bleu, hard, soft, semi-soft, creamy. It’s an example of how Kosher restrictions can foster pleasure, the way that structure forces a poet to create literary beauty.  Because of the… Read More Israel: A Foodie’s Promised Land