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HOW DO I TELL MY FRIENDS ABOUT MY AMAZING TRIP TO IRAN?

There is nothing like traveling to another country to expand one's preconceived notions and find that those notions had more to do with ignorance than fact.  This is what happened to me when I traveled to Iran in October.  Prior to my departure,  people asked...

POSTCARDS FROM IRAN

During the nine days of traveling in Iran, we have been impressed by one highlight after another in the form of ancient mosques in every city we've visited,  the opulent Golestan Palace, the dazzling Crown Jewels housed in a giant bank vault, the Carpet Museum...

FIRST DISPATCH FROM IRAN

I could feel the excitement build when the pilot announced we were beginning our descent into Tabriz, but I wasn't nervous or scared.  It just felt different.  I glanced at the other women on the plane, looking for a signal as to when I should...

I MET HUGH HEFNER ONCE

    Hugh Hefner has been in the news lately.   Not because he created another media empire or  married for the fifth or sixth  time, but because he died.  At 91 he left a  legacy of  sybarite versus genius, but we all knew him as the...

RECALCULATING

As many people have remarked, I seem to have an easier time making changes in my life, especially as a septuagenarian, a time when some people scale back and others often give up.   Over the years my friends have seen me confused but not...

Evolution of a Blogger

During my freshman year at boarding school, all members of the incoming class were told that, in order to graduate, we needed to complete a writing assignment called The Grandfather Theme. All I knew about my grandfather was that during the war...