Brother Ali at the Middle East

What does it mean to be black in America when you look white? When you’re a hip-hop artist and a devout Muslim? This past weekend, I went to check out a rapper who… Continue reading

Up Close with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Today a friend and I got the chance to see a bit of what happens before the curtain goes up at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The BSO held an open rehearsal of Mahler’s… Continue reading

Mexico City, Part 2

We’re heading to the airport soon, and are very sad to go. We spent the day yesterday in and around the Zocolo, the heart of the city. We visited the National Palace (free)… Continue reading

Mexico City, Part 1

Five nights here with a day trip to the pyramids in Teotihuacan is a cheap and stunning vacation – and a terrific bargain compared to vakays in other world class cities.

What unites us? Dan Rather visits Boston.

Dissenters—be they Revolutionary War patriots or women in knitted pink pussy hats—point to the truth. This defense of the truth, and our liberty to speak it, is what makes America great.

Steampunk fairyland: Through the door at Brookline’s new Corey Hill Park

This past Saturday was a perfect fall day here in New England. That afternoon, I rode my bike to the bottom of Summit Ave. and parked at the corner of Beacon Street in… Continue reading

Patterned Behavior: New art on Boston’s Esplanade

I always take pictures of street art when I travel. Here’s a piece I discovered walking down a back street in Santiago de Compostela… My latest trip made me think about the most… Continue reading

Last day: Sellos of Approval

In order to be an official pilgrim of the Camino, you must collect sellos, or stamps, in your Credential del Peregrino booklet at churches and other places along the way. For those starting… Continue reading

Day 6: On the Way to Santiago de Compostela

We made it! Mural in Melide. We are successful pilgrims now. But let’s back up for a minute. We headed out from O Pino late – around 8 a.m. – and made it… Continue reading

Day 5: O Pino

Parts of the Camino feel worn down by centuries of walking feet. There are walls that rise up on either side of the path, and can get quite high. The air gets very… Continue reading