Hurricane Diary

Today I, along with thousands of my neighbors, reluctantly begin the work of evacuation. This means bringing everything inside, boxing books and papers in plastic containers, carting more books and papers Continue reading

Cuba Turns the Page

At the height of the Cold War, Cuba developed its own socialist model of government. Its centralized, state-led economy was built on exporting sugar to the Soviet Union at highly subsidized Continue reading

Cosmic Fruit

COLD STRAWBERRY soup stimulates honeymooners. So goes the thought in rural France. Medieval botanists believed that strawberries, being many-seeded, aided fertility. Both Venus and Freyja, Roman and Norse goddesses of love, Continue reading