Sep 082011
 
New England Holocaust Memorial

I was quite moved by the simple, yet powerful message of the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston. There is a path that runs beneath the six glass towers representing the main Nazi concentration camps — Majdanek, Chelmno, Sobibor, Treblinka, Belzec, and Auschwitz-Birkenau. Etched in the glass are six million numbers for the six million […]

Oct 192010
 
BOO! Tales of a frightened traveler

I’ve visited historic cemeteries, sought out sights that have mysterious reputations, and sometimes found myself in scary spots just by chance. These places are especially appealing if the weather is dark and stormy. Several of these places still give me a shiver whenever I think of them, as I usually do at this time of year.