Impressions of Cuba

Cuba is a place that I feel I know. It features heavily in the news, in film and in literature. Nobel-laureate Ernest Hemingway lived there on and off for thirty years; it was once the playground of America‚Äôs rich and famous; it is the home of fine cigars, […]

On Why We’re All Boiled Frogs

Warning: this blog is an unapologetic rant. But it is also about travel, at least sort of. — I have just flown from Nassau, in The Bahamas, to Houston, in Texas, and from there on to Denver, in Colorado. If I had been alive in the 1950s and […]

A tour of Jewish Seville

Over the years I have been to many sites of Jewish interest, old and new. I have seen my fair share of Jewish neighborhoods, museums, centers, synagogues, historical sites, events, ghettos and memorials. Places which in various ways I have found to be uplifting, depressing, confusing, inspiring or […]

Douze Points …. Swede

I have a dirty little secret; a private shame that I have lived with since high-school days. For most of the time I keep it hidden in a closet, but like an unshakeable cold-sore it rears its ugly head once a year, in around May, and then I […]