Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Walls of separation

A wall in Bethlehem. Creative expression of the injustice and frustration. From the project titled "Face2Face," the work of self-styled French "artivists" JR and Marco. Found accidentally by Opa and I as we wandered, lost in the streets of Bethlehem.

The Western Wall. Looking to the heavens between Sabbath prayers.

Roma is divine

I think so and so do millions of others. Here I am with some of my 2007 Maratona del Roma running buddies. Anyone for Prague next year? :)

Mothers continued

Tuareg and Hausa mothers. Women in Niger have
one of the highest fertility rates in the world, having on average 8 children. Maternal mortality: over 80/100,000.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Beautiful women

The maternity ward

Grandmothers and their grandchildren on the grounds of the maternity ward. Many beautiful babies and happy mothers, but infant mortality rate of Niger is almost 120/1000. Life expectancy 43years.

Dr. Zoolkoski

Chris Zoolkoksi, a family practice doc (who does primarily general surgery here) with boundless energy and compassion. He can fix just about anything!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Sunday, January 28, 2007


At Chateau-d'Oex I saw, for the first time in my life, hot air balloons! I was as giddy as the little kids on the train as we arrived. Lovely! Afterwards Farah and I met the marvelous Fam. Margot
, friends of Phillipe, in Rossinière, a gem of a village in the Swiss Alps. We walked to Rossinière through the woods, along the railroad tracks, and along winding roads, arriving at dusk without an address. But a kind lady in town directed us and we found ourselves embraced by one of the dearest families ever.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Je suis Suisse, bien pas encore.

Am feeling official. This is my bus pass... though do a little more walking than bussing. I actually ran across to France yesterday!