Once upon a time, in another life, I had a home in Jerusalem, just down the road from Jaffa Gate. I didn’t know I was arriving at the end of an era. Those would be the last years the Bedouins would… Read More ›


My regular travel companion of recent years had hoped to come here this summer for another international adventure. He lives in Texas, a state that was on a Chicago quarantine list from July 6 to September 15 and then again… Read More ›


Music For The Highway, by Rich Paschall When you consider vacation options this year, flying to your destination may seem like a scary choice. Even with smaller crowds, traveling through airports and on airplanes may not seem as safe as… Read More ›