Coming home in two Americas

1. TWO AMERICAS After four months in Buenos Aires, the idea of going home to the US felt almost as surreal as the life I’d established here. “Home” had become my neighborhood on Avenida de Mayo, my balcony overlooking the core of microcentro, the Caasa Rosada, and the Israeli embassy across the way. The countless demonstrations and parades (remarkably similar)… Read more →

Visit Japan in the autumn

JAPAN SELLS ITSELF to tourists (and its own people) as the only place in the world to experience four true seasons — it certainly is one of the few countries in Asia to have a climate allowing for snow, blooming flowers, and fall foliage… after the nightmare that is rainy season. 1. “Cool Biz” ends Ten years ago, the Japanese… Read more →