Outlander, Oprah, and the Elusive Female Epic Hero

Like many who read (and loved) even just the first book in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, I’ll never forget when I first saw the TV promo advertising the recently-aired (and superbly rendered) first half of the premier season on Starz.  It was one of those moments when I wasn’t really watching TV as much as […]

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Vinnie, Vidi, Vici: Agra and the Taj Mahal

Our day in Agra began with a four hour car trip through India’s spectacular traffic. Cars, buses, motorbikes, tuk-tuks, camel carts, water buffalo. You name it, it’s on the move and on the road in India. Traffic lanes appear to be optional, and the occasional cop directing traffic is like the title character in Where’s […]

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