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

The legend of Ezana

In researching The Tenth Saint, I found myself drawn into the early beginnings of Christianity in Ethiopia and, in particular, the man who brought the religion into the mainstream.

Christianity existed in Ethiopia since the first century but really took off in 330 CE, under the rule of King Ezana, known as the first Christian  Read More 
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The Lost Ark

Where is the lost Ark of the Covenant? The question has inspired dozens of claims, hundreds of theories, and even an Indiana Jones flick (Raiders of the Lost Ark).

No one knows, of course, which makes the lost ark the stuff of legend as much as biblical record. Is it buried beneath Temple Mount?  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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Lalibela

The church of Beta Giorgis in Lalibela
When I first arrived in Lalibela, I had the overwhelming feeling that I was in the presence of something extraordinary. The small town is situated about 7,500 feet above sea level in the mountains of northern Ethiopia. It's remote, and not easily reached, for a reason: it is a holy place that is accessible only  Read More 
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The Road

March 1, 2012 is the official debut of The Tenth Saint! Holding this book in my hands, feeling the heft of all 464 pages, feeling the texture of the matte-gloss combination cover, and seeing my vision interpreted through design feels, well ... pretty darned good.

Getting here has been no small journey. It began as a philosophical question,  Read More 
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