Paradox of Bias

Paradox of Bias

  an African-American girl about seven and her mother at the theater next to me.   yet, I never want to consider that little girl as black, white or other … [Read more...]

Uncle Vlad’s Pad, Transylvania, and Roamin’ in Romania

Uncle Vlad’s Pad, Transylvania, and Roamin’ in Romania

Transylvania, Vlad the Impaler, Count Dracula... all of this largely fictionalized versions of Romania are just that. Nevertheless, we were in the mountains of Transylvania, in the medieval town of … [Read more...]

Slovenia – 2- 5 October 2016: Savoring Travel

Slovenia – 2- 5 October 2016: Savoring Travel

We don’t do the Slow Travel! We have a new style of travel – Savor Travel –  – to savor the slow pace of travel, enjoying the journey of travel. We like to stroll at a leisurely pace and taking the … [Read more...]

My Beautiful Aleppo

My Beautiful Aleppo

Beautiful Aleppo with your generous people who welcomed me into your homes, fed me dates and tea as we laughed together.   My ancient Aleppo that I would wander through in the … [Read more...]

Mesmerized by Sunset in Zadar and Tennis Junkie on the Road

Mesmerized by Sunset in Zadar and Tennis Junkie on the Road

Mesmerized by  Zadar on the coast of Croatia. On first appearance it seems that too much of the city is modern, with large parts of the original old town destroyed during WWII.  Like in almost all … [Read more...]

Split and Diocletian’s Palace – September 2016

Split and Diocletian’s Palace – September 2016

If it were intact it would be one of grandest palaces in world and certainly one of the seven wonders of the world. Imagine if the Taj Mahal were only the walls. Or, if Angkor Watt, was only the … [Read more...]

Columbus Ross Trentacosti- Artist, bon vivant, friend, and so much more

Columbus Ross Trentacosti- Artist, bon vivant, friend, and so much more

My dear friend Columbus Ross Trentacosti  passed away in his sleep at 5 PM today.  He was 93 years old. There is NO sadness in his passing. I only smile at the memory of a man who was my friend, … [Read more...]

As a White Guy Does Racism Affect My Life?

As a White Guy Does Racism Affect My Life?

I’m a White middle class middle-aged man with more than a few dollars in the bank. I see the police and can wave at them and drive safely on by. If I reach into my coat pocket for my wallet and … [Read more...]

JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE: LIVING and working with AIDS

JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE: LIVING and working with AIDS

An excerpt from the book I wrote in 1990 while i was a nurse working on an end-stage AIDS ward in a Veterans Hospital in NYC. We will release this as an E-Book/ print on demand within the next two … [Read more...]

2014 – 2015 Our Annual News Letter – Zoe Kopp & Namaya

2014 – 2015 Our Annual News Letter – Zoe Kopp & Namaya

Hello Family and Friends - Our Journey 2014-2015 As always we are late in our annual letter. This one should have been mailed on 1 January  and instead you are getting it on April 2016. Thank you … [Read more...]