Tea in a Bombed-out Alley

Tea in a Bombed-out Alley I stumbled on them in an alley while looking for a school. I had heard children’s voices, bouncing over a ten-foot wall. I never found the school, instead the Hamera family. They were splashes of dancing color in that brown, broken-down, rubble-strewn alley. Laughing and chattering, they smiled a welcome […]

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Escape to Chile and Patagonia: Pablo Neruda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Snow-covered Volcanoes, and Lakes

“[Travel] takes us out of ourselves and brings us back again—full circle—a circumnavigation of self.” From Voice of a Voyage by me. As a poet, of course I was interested in Pablo Neruda. I have read much of his poetry, the autobiography of his third wife, and various articles about him. I thought he would […]

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