clippings / TRAVEL


Finding Their Own Way on Christmas

New York Times • December 14, 2007

Nothing gives you the No Chair in the Great Musical Chairs Game of Life quite like being a Jew on Christmas Day.

The Water Runs Even in Winter

New York Times • February 22, 1998

My first day in Saratoga Springs was characteristically grand: I was led up the stairs of a 55-room mansion and told to make myself at home in a tower studio, complete with a prayer closet and bust of the Madonna.

A Summer in the Swiss Hills

New York Times • September 7, 1997

Thomas Mann’s directive in “The Magic Mountain” couldn’t be clearer: The heady pleasures of the high mountains are all well and good, but sooner or later, you have to descend to the flat lands and begin your real life.