How we are treated when we travel is always set in the context of foreign relations and world history. In Berlin of 1990, I had the rare privilege of receiving the gratitude of those who saw a sparse, grey alternative to the prosperity and freedom of the West just across town. … More Berlin 1990 – A Tourist Walking Through World History
What is it about Paris that makes you want to go there, even if it’s just through the vicarious experience of a book? Certainly, you could have “fun” many places. There are many locations with stunning views, adventures, or new cultures to explore. But there is something about Paris that surpasses all of the usual … More What is it about Paris?
When the economy crashed in 2008, I watched the stock market tank, careers end, and fortunes lost with a sense of deja vu. I had been through it before and come out a different person. My book, Ginger’s Reckoning, was written as self-therapy for dealing my own financial crash and destroyed career. My husband and … More Having It All, Losing It All, and Finding Redemption
This is what most human beings want – love, purpose, freedom to come and go, and a way forward, whatever that looks like for each individual. This is what the “us versus them” mentality plows under in its relentless path to make everyone else look, think, and be like you. … More The Continuing Relevance of Anne Frank’s Diary