From Here to Timbuktu

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The phrase “from here to Timbuktu,” is commonly used to describe some remote, hard-to-reach mythical place, but never a real destination that one could actually visit. But then, a few years ago, I was on a flight going who knows where, when I started chatting with a woman sitting next to me. “I’m going toRead more

Feeling the Burn

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While a wacko pastor in Florida was contemplating the burning of the Koran this week, I was attending a wacky event: the ritual burning of Zozobra in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The burning of the 50-foot-tall marionette signifies an emotional cleansing of gloom; and the sign of better things to come. The event begins withRead more

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