Travel

The Mongol Rally

(Letter to the editor of the Yale Alumni Magazine) My girlfriend is a Yalie cum laude and a Fulbright scholar and I am, by the skin of my teeth, a graduate of “State”. She gets the Yale Alumni Magazine with articles about Keynesian economics, cancer cures and neuroscience while I get alumni bulletins with cheerleaders … Continue reading

Travel

See La Paz

I guess an illustration of the Zeitgeist is that now a popular feature in the New York Times is their weekly “36 Hour” travel feature. Why should I be surprised when, instead of actually reading War and Peace we now just read the Cliff Notes or rather than the entire concerto, we are lucky to … Continue reading

Travel

I Don’t Cairn

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir When I was at the University of Denver in the late sixties; come spring, a few of my friends gathered at the Stadium Inn would speak with Dionysian enthusiasm about a place called Coyote Gulch. Frankly, once the wrestling season was … Continue reading