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Mother Georgia: A sign of Georgian Hospitality

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

A throaty tenor danced across the inky night. I followed a wide path toward the Kartvlis Deda statue, her form illuminated with an eerie, green glow. Moments later, a chorus of lighter voices floated along the first. Each voice joined in perfect harmony. The song sounded old and traditional. I sat on a ledge above the group, they sang a […]

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Dessert-Castles-Jordan

A Little Art … A Gorgeous Pre-Islamic Mural in Jordan

The air around me was cool and damp, the kind of pervasive dampness only found in old spaces, spaces locked off from human habitation for decades, centuries even. On every wall, remnants of an ancient culture depicted animals, kings, triumphs, and women, lots of women. We had visited several desert castles in Jordan that day, and Quseir Amra was […]

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Hercules' Hand at the Citadel in Amman, Jordan

A Little Perspective…How Big is the Hand of Hercules?

The hilltop holding Amman’s temple is unremarkable as far as hills are concerned; the things, Amman, Jordan is a city comprised of seven hills, and the one holding the Temple of Hercules isn’t taller than the others, it’s not greener, or more “hilly,” but yet this hill was the one chosen by the ancient Romans […]

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An old and restored car in Havana, Cuba

A Little Consideration… Echos of Cuba’s History

The thunderclouds hung low for hours over Havana, Cuba before my friend Louise and I decided enough was enough–if the rain was going to play a game of chicken with us then we were going to spend the afternoon exploring the city instead of hiding indoors in anticipation of the thick sheets of rain that […]

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