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Gertrude Bell, Lawrence of Arabia, and Ridley Scott

I read the other day that Ridley Scott wants to make a biopic of Gertrude Bell. Fantastic! Can’t wait to see it. Who the heck is Gertrude Bell, you ask? I first learned about her from reading a biography by Janet Wallach called, The…

My favorite things: Salzburg and Dublin

When you visit enough foreign cities, they begin to blend in your mind. Who you are starts to exert itself to the forefront. My desire for the touristy stuff diminishes, and I crave “comfort” activities. Take Salzburg, Austria and Dublin, Ireland, for instance. These…