And more, much more than this, she rode the subway

And more, much more than this, she rode the subway

My mother traveled more than 2,000 miles to celebrate her grandson's birthday, but the real indication of how much she wanted to be a part of Charlie's 30th celebration happened after she got to Manhattan. That's when Grandma Peggy, lifelong germaphobe and avoider of big crowds and closed spaces, rode the New York Subway. Start [...]

My Favorite Photo: New York

My Favorite Photo: New York

To be fair, this isn't my favorite photo of New York, it's my favorite photo of my favorite people in New York. I shot it on our last family trip to New York, which was three whole years ago. I'm about to make up for lost time, though. Even as we speak, I am winging [...]

The green line of Cyprus

The green line of Cyprus

Lush beaches, fertile citrus groves and rich monuments give a gorgeous contrast to the stark political situation in Cyprus. The island nation owns the dubious distinction of having the only divided capital city in the world. A "green line" separates Nicosia's  northern half, occupied by Turkish Cypriots, from the southern half, inhabited by Greek Cypriots. [...]

Never again Masada

Never again Masada

One week before Israel celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut, its national independence day, we toured a 2,000-year old symbol of the awful sacrifice made to achieve it. Masada rises like a golden monument above the Judean Desert, its proud columns and bright frescoes narrate an elegance more than 2,000-years old. The sturdy stone walls that surround the [...]