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The Descent of Van Gogh

The Descent of Van Gogh

I think I first fell in love with Van Gogh because of Don McLean’s song Vincent. Certainly I didn’t fall in love with the man himself; he was not, by any means, a paragon. Yet who wouldn’t fall in love with someone who inspired such lyrics 

The Rolling Hills of Batanes

The Rolling Hills of Batanes

The Rolling Hills of Batanes, joked the guide, are so called because it is very easy to accidentally go rolling down the hills — if not to painful injury (or worse), then certainly to acute embarrassment. Not only are the inclines steep, the winds are very strong, and you have 

I Have A Dream

I Have A Dream

I have a dream that one day the whole world will truly live out this creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that someday someone from my country can say on a Thursday: “Let’s 

Perhaps it was fate.

Perhaps it was fate.

This sign on a [closed] shop door in Burano (Venice, Italy) both amused me and made me think — of chance meetings and narrow escapes, of charmed lives and luck finally running out, of “everything happens for a reason.” Perhaps it was, indeed, fate. 🙂   “Perhaps 

A Special Kind of Blue

A Special Kind of Blue

The thing I loved most about Rome — and I know this will sound silly — was not the Colosseum or St. Peter’s Square, not the pasta or the gelato. In Rome you can just turn a corner and practically bump into a landmark overflowing 

The Colosseum

The Colosseum

The Colosseum is one of the most enduring legacies of the Roman empire. The story of the gladiators, panem et circenses, has been immortalized in many books and films, and one of my favorites is Ridley Scott’s 2000 film Gladiator starring Russell Crowe. Its themes