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A Pilgrimage Through New Mexico

A Pilgrimage Through New Mexico

February 9, 2010 by admin · 223 Comments 

A Pilgrimage Through New Mexico
“I met him when I was twelve, and the minute I saw him, I knew.”
Joan Medina wipes a spare wisp of brown hair away from her face and smiles in the direction of her husband Arthur, or LowLow as he’s better known. His back is turned to us as he [...]

Celebrating Totem Poles

Celebrating Totem Poles

February 5, 2010 by admin · 2 Comments 

Celebrating Totem Poles
Imagine yourself invited to a big party, a party likely to be going on for a few days. You know that there will be feasting, dancing, speech making, and story telling. You also know that you need not bother to bring a gift to your host. Quite the contrary, your [...]

Bonjour, Martinique!

Bonjour, Martinique!

February 5, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Bonjour, Martinique!
Fort-de-France, Martinique — They’re popping corks of Bordeaux at Le Domaine St. Aubin, an elegant hotel on a gentle bay in the north of the country.
And a few days later, the lady behind the counter greets me with “Bonjour, monsieur” and fills a box with dainty royal pralines and tropical [...]

On The Road To Tikal

On The Road To Tikal

February 5, 2010 by admin · 215 Comments 

On the road to the Maya ruin of Tikal, my husband Tom and I sat in our guide George’s running van, waiting for him to complete the paperwork in the concrete immigration building at the Guatemalan border. As he jumped in and shifted gears, he warned us it would be a long [...]