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May 11

We’re Going to Ireland

The only thing tougher to escape than Irish sand traps are Irish pubs. Tom Coyne Two weeks from today, my feet, back and liver will sacrifice themselves upon the alter of the golf gods for » More

Apr 20

Surviving Sedona

Sedona is Arizona’s answer to Carmel, minus an ocean. Lee Geiger It’s 6:30 on a Friday evening in Sedona, Arizona, with the setting sun beaming a transparent light over the rust-colored spires and buttes that » More

Mar 02

What I Believe

All right, you sons-of-bitches. You know how I feel. George C. Scott (“Patton” 1970) One of the few economic formulas I can recall from my undergraduate days at that conservative Petri dish known as Claremont » More

Jul 06

The Road to Italy, Part III…Val d’Orcia

Italia! O Italia! Thou who hast the fatal gift of Beauty Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Pigeons…I’ve traveled ten thousand miles to wake up to pigeons. The Pretty Blonde, courtesy of ear plugs, lies bone-still next » More

Jun 02

The Road to Italy, Part II…Orvieto

Take my hand and grow young with me. Don’t rush. Don’t sleep. Be a beginner. Light the candles. Keep the fire. Dare to love someone. Tell yourself the truth. Stay inside the rapture. Marlena de » More

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