Ring Them Bells

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Okay, so this is going to out me, as if it wasn’t too late, but I used to love the album “Liza with a Z,” a recording of the TV special of the same name, which was in turn a … Continued

But where’s the pearl?

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It’s hard to believe at this time yesterday I was sitting on my balcony in Korčula savoring my last moments in paradise before getting on a boat for the two-hour cruise south to Dubrovnik. Now here I am, sitting in … Continued

Of course you love Korčula

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Who would think a day in a place as serene and lovely and idyllic as Korčula would also wear me out so completely? It’s strange, because I didn’t do anything other than wander around. I even took a nap in the … Continued

Paradise Found, Lost, and Regained

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Imagine you’re on a Mediterranean island. You’re sitting on a third-story balcony. In front of you, not ten meters away, the clear blue waters of the Adriatic reach 500 meters to a rugged mountain landscape, a few red-roofed houses clinging … Continued

Less seeing, more being

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This was one of those days that everyone else calls “vacation.” I call it “nothing to do.” But that’s okay. This is a beautiful place to do nothing. I simply wandered around most of the day. Sat and watched people. … Continued

Split and found paradise

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While I was waiting in line to board the catamaran to Hvar (along with, it seemed, every other American in Split), someone standing nearby said to his companions, “We’re splitting Split.” No one laughed, and I said to him, “I bet that’s the … Continued

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