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ODE TO THE PAST (with the occasional nod to the present)

Sarah and Daniel

My inspiration for Daniel
Believe it or not, the question I get most frequently at my book signings is: "This book would make a great movie ... but who would play Sarah and Daniel?"

Today, I'll start with Daniel. On my inspiration board is a photo of Adolfo Cambiaso (see above). Adolfo is an Argentine polo player, long considered  Read More 
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The holy cities

Dabra Damo, a fine example of Aksumite architecture.
Even devoted globetrotters--the kind who delve into a culture rather than check something off a list--often don't have Ethiopia on their been-there-done-that lists. So when the New York Times published an article this week about Ethiopia's holy cities--Aksum and Lalibela--I had to smile. Could it be the quietly magnificent East African nation is becoming  Read More 
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