Spring in Bruges

We had a truly spectacular week in Bruges, where I enjoyed some frog legs, Stella, and a bit of life-changing masonry.

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Detroit (Essay excerpt)

In 1805, Detroit’s progress was nearly nullified in a city-wide fire. The loss of property quickly spurred a rebuilding campaign that included a plan for the city by Justice Augustus B. Woodward, a friend of Thomas Jefferson deployed to the region to serve as a judge.

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En La Habana, dejar en manos de los ángeles…

“Leave it to the angels”, our guest professor, Luis Trelles said with a chuckle. We were discussing the complicated dynamic between father and daughter, while examining the Palacio de Aldama in Central Havana, where two houses exist on one palatial site, allowing the patriarch, Domingo Aldama to spoil and/or monitor his daughter.

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Metropolitan dwellers

Em in Morningside Heights

Trading dollars for feathers and coffee on a tab fit for NYC.

photo (6)Our sun has set on Morningside Heights, and we’ll report back with more snaps from Brooklyn, our home for the next two months. Send insoles and moleskin please! (not really Grandma Sue)