Minding the Gap

  I place two coffee cups gently on the counter, as if each is fragile antique china I had picked up at Portobello market.  The mugs feature a map of the London Underground and the ubiquitous subway warning, “Mind the Gap.” “I’ve been looking for these all over London,” I announce to the clerk in the … Continue reading Minding the Gap

Moscow Underground: A Travel Essay

"One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ~Henry Miller~ “But why do you want to go to Russia?”  Our answers varied, depending upon the audience: “Because it is a very old country.” “Because John loves Russian literature.” “Because it is our 30th anniversary, and we want to do something … Continue reading Moscow Underground: A Travel Essay