Photos from the River Cruise through Germany and the Netherlands

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I’m very lucky to be able to travel internationally as much as I do.  It’s a privilege once reserved exclusively to kings, military leaders, international merchants, and those individuals rich enough to afford to travel.  These days, travel has gotten cheaper in some ways (e.g. airfare, internet booking and phones) though more expensive in others[…]

Switzerland: the Manicured Wonderland

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I had visited Switzerland only once before in 1973, driving my VW van with my parents, when they came to Europe to persuade me to come back to the US after I had stayed out of the country for three years. By that time, the Vietnam War was winding down, and the military draft was[…]

My Musical Vacation in India

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There are positives and negatives about India.  While the same statement can be made about any country, in my experience India is extreme in practically every aspect.  I’ll start with the negatives. Indian traffic is challenging.  I would never personally choose to drive here.  I prefer riding in the back seat whenever possible, just for[…]

Israel & Palestine through the eyes of this American

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Traveling on the segment from New York’s JFK airport to Israel, I was coincidentally seated next to a guy from Reno.  He was an engineer named Paul, traveling to Israel for his company.  From previous familiarity, I correctly guessed the company, Ormat Technologies.  From the very first time I had visited Reno, I had noticed[…]

Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

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Whenever I travel to “old Europe,” that is, the continent of Europe, I’m reminded that Europeans are much more aware of history than Americans are.  They see the old cathedrals, the castles, the city walls, the statues, the artwork…all products of their long history.  In Iceland, one is reminded constantly of “geological time.”  Geological time[…]

Houston: After the flood, the triumphant recovery of a great city

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Approximately one month ago, Houston, Texas was inundated by the storm surge caused by hurricane Harvey. In an unprecedented series of Atlantic hurricanes, Harvey was followed in quick succession by hurricane Irma which struck Florida, hurricane Maria which devastated Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and hurricane Nate which caused some deaths in the Caribbean[…]

Eminent Recognition + $50,000

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  With all the upsetting news of the day, I’m happy to report some great news: the awarding of the Eminent Artist recognition by the Kresge Foundation, accompanied by a fifty-thousand dollar cash award, to our dear friend, Detroit harpist and educator Pat Terry-Ross. The awarding organization is the Kresge Foundation, which has awarded four[…]
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