Why I Write

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Why I Write

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People ask me why I write and I ask how can you not? How do you make sense of the world, hang it on a pegboard with outlines, turn it over in your hands or pin it to the wall to examine later, without the writing of words? Words are my tools and my toys.…

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Distinction Travel: Washington D.C. more than the National Mall

Long the destination of school field trips and historic tours, D.C. is now a place of art, music, food and surprise. Photo credit: Mike Morgan WASHINGTON | There is no music, yet people are dancing, some in sync and others not, their headphones lit up red or purple, blue or yellow, as they tune in…

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Distinction Travel: The two sides of Curaçao

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For travelers seeking something a little different, this former Dutch colonial outpost offers culture and luxury. WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO | The drive into the capital of Curaçao, the Dutch Caribbean outpost that is the “C” in the ABC islands, allows you to pass by the usual colorful privation of the Caribbean, tiny houses of cracked cinderblocks…

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Sleeping Around

As published in ASJA Magazine, the publication of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. A year and a half ago I sold my home and lived for 14 months as a nomad, housesitting all over the country to explore the question: If you can live anywhere, how do you choose? Along the way I…

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