Category Archives: Travel

Introducing AquaBrew – A Restaurant Story with a Venezuelan Twist

Ten years ago I got married. I married a Venezuelan girl who is now – well let’s be honest, not a ‘girl’ any more than I’m still a ‘boy’. We were young, life was there in front of us, hearts … Continue reading

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Will Our Passing be a Whisper?

Our lives are like a pebble thrown into a placid pond – the ripples of which expand to reach even the distant ends of the waters, touching the lives of people great and small as they extend out. Some of … Continue reading

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Accra, and the Future

Mine is not a travel blog. Though I travel all the time, the places I go and the situations I encounter don’t fit the “wine and cheese” feel-good stories that make travel blogs so cathartic. Castles in Europe; deep wide … Continue reading

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“Christmas In Africa” — or something

Christmas in the camps. That’s what I was going to call this piece. The camps, that central fixture of my life. Oh, sure, not like their camps. Of course. Ours have cable TV, internet – air conditioning, food and pools … Continue reading

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The Anasazi of Colorado and the Dogon of Mali

A few years back I took my wife on a quick trip, leaving my son with the grandparents for a brief getaway. Back home – Colorado in the summer – where the air is pure and clean, and the mountains … Continue reading

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Writing: A Candle that Touches Tinder

I’ve been struggling for a few days with finding something to say. Not exactly writer’s block – maybe – but instead a sort of blankness. Fatigue. I’m using the excuse of a ‘rest’, my 3rd novel just came out; people … Continue reading

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Paris, As She Was

Paris. We’re supposed to say the name of the city in a whisper; reverent and pious. We who are privileged with travel are expected to send text messages back to our friends full of words like ‘magnificent’ and ‘stunning’; tweeting … Continue reading

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