"It is not worth while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar."
----Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Front Royal, Virginia: Introduction to How We Want to Live: Narratives on Progress, 1998 view PDF
“A Night in East Berlin”
Unpublished, 1984 view PDF
"Festive Days in Assisi"
Appeared in New York Times, March 15, 1992 view PDF
“Two Faces of Aphrodite”
On the two sides of Cyprus, appeared in Conde nast Traveler, May 2000 view PDF
"Jesse James and Me"
Appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, Oct. 2007 view PDF
"Blog on trip from Istanbul-Vienna"
Appeared on PEN American website. Feb. 2008 view PDF, view website1 (first few blogs) , website2 (final blogs)
"Going His Way"
500 Years Later, Retracing Luther's steps to the Reformation, appeared in Washington Post Aug. 2, 2009 view PDF
"Blog on Iowa City Jeep Trip"
Appeared on PEN American website. Aug. 2010, view PDF, view website