The Golden Rule of Traveling: How to Be a Better Tourist

Letters & Essays

I’ve traveled my whole life—as an American boy spending summers with family in Greece; as a young man living in Paris for seven years; and

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On Feeding Pigeons

Letters & Essays

I used to think people fed pigeons out of kindness, that it came from that portion of the human heart that longs to help, to serve, and even to protect.

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Why I Write

Letters & Essays

The past is just a goodbye unless it’s redeemed by words on paper.

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Laughter’s Reason


Fiction & Short Stories

The closer she would come to reaching the appropriate decibel and a plausible duration, the perfect balance of pitch and tone, a precise degree of backward head tilt and the occasional snort followed by an emergency “oops” and a graceful hand gesture covering her mouth just enough to display embarrassment but not regret, the more she would begin to believe her own laugh.

Friday, January 19th, 2018