New England, New Hampshire or Scotland… a fall here is irresistible.

In New England it's fall, in Scotland the season is referred to as autumn... how does that matter? One October I went to Inverness, ostensibly in search of characters I recalled from Shakespeare's Macbeth. Instead, I ended up searching for Nessie, the legendary monster laying dormant in Loch Ness! Having never experienced "fall", I was … Continue reading New England, New Hampshire or Scotland… a fall here is irresistible.

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Hampi: Excerpt from “Romance on the Rocks”

16th Centuy chariot in stone at Vitthala Temple complex - Hampi, Karnataka, India... listed as a World Heritage Site for no small reason! It's one of my favorite destinations... and holds fond memories. Today, a mere symbol, Hampi represented a cultural force between the 14th-15th centuries. It was originally a sacred centre on the banks … Continue reading Hampi: Excerpt from “Romance on the Rocks”

Price of health care in America is high…

When compared to that in France and Canada, yes, it is indeed very high. American doctors are paid far more; admin costs are steep in the US; the US health care system drives a poor bargain with the strong pharma lobby. Paul Krugman provides numbers and stats today in 'The Medical Money Pit' his Op-Ed … Continue reading Price of health care in America is high…