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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Hiking Argentina? Don’t Forget the Wine

  About 650 miles from the pulsing city of Buenos Aires lies Mendoza, where urban rhythm gives way to natural opulence, and where wine is more than a business, it’s a spiritual pilgrimage. Mendoza hugs the Chilean border, giving easy access to the mighty Andes mountains and the South Pacific Ocean. After a week in BA with traffic and crowds (and some awesome meals), I was more than ready for some quiet time in the snowy peaks. It was late June — winter in South America — and I’d left the U.S. without giving the…

Escape from Georgia (O’Keeffe)

    “The artist passed away in 1986,” the museum guide said, backing away from me slowly. The famous photo of O’Keeffe hung just to her right, and she gave it a glance as she worked her way around me. “You know, it’s not uncommon for people to feel overwhelmed by her art. It can be quite emotional.” She’d reached her desk now, and put it between us. “Can I get you a glass of water?” Or a Xanax, perhaps? I smiled, trying to appear if not sane…