Monthly Archives: December 2022

Whirling Dervish

Turkey.  Sufism is an order of Islam founded by the Turkish theologian Rūmī in the thirteenth century. When I was in Turkey in 2009, I was lucky enough to attend a service.  The congregation was super gracious.  I recall music and

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That Christmas Tree

Circa 1972. After sharing in the complimentary hot chocolate, my parents and I were soon walking on a narrow, shoveled path toward a tree grove. With a foot of snow on the ground, we were in a winter wonderland as

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Fifth Avenue NYC in December

Reprint from December 2015. New  York City.  Each year when I was growing up, my parents and I, and sometimes an aunt, would take a bus trip to see the Christmas lights along Fifth Avenue. This bus trip was organized

Posted in Thinking Travel