Colombia: close, but no cigar

Dear Country of Colombia, It’s me, one half of Los Americanos Gigantes who recently visited your country. (My brother, Jeff, the other Gigante, is still there, somewhere. If you see him, point him north.) I had a very good time in your country. I was not surprised to learn tourism was up 12% last year. […]

Mandela, an airport, and progress

You can learn a thing or two about a country by visiting its busiest airport. For example, the Atlanta airport may say about America that our connections with each other are becoming more distant, and it has become harder to make them. But if we fail, we can always count on a nearby Sbarro. In […]

This crappy pic…

This crappy picture, taken with my camera phone through a charter bus window, shows a large white cross at I-75 exit 142 in Jellico, Tennesse. You can’t see it in the picture, but the cross is next to an adult book store. I’ve seen that cross on the way to and from the Carolinas, and […]