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Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie – A Travel Blog

June 29, 2018 6:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We landed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and got a taxi to our hotel. Hardly ten minutes into the ride the taxi driver mentioned the name Haile Selassie. Of course I knew who he was, but I had underestimated his importance in Ethiopian, African and, indeed, world history. A few days in... read more

new adventures

New Adventures – A Travel Blog

June 12, 2018 6:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

My entire life I’ve sought new adventures. As a kid I loved exploring my neighborhood. As an adult I love exploring the world. The title image is of my itinerary in Ethiopia next week. Today I’m embarking on a three-and-a half-month trip outside the US. First stop: Istanbul. From there... read more

Memoirs: What I’m Reading VIII

June 8, 2018 6:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Just this past week I’ve been gobbling up memoirs. As opposed to autobiographies which chronicle an entire life, memoirs focus in particular on one aspect of a person’s life. Memoirs: Steve Martin Born Standing Up (2007) I love stand-up comedy and just happened on Steve Martin‘s account of his 18 years... read more