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What's in a glass of water?

May 6, 2013 - 12:24am
To walk the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is an experience like no other. The confluence of sights, smells and sounds produces a rich sensory experience that is best compared to modern jazz. To a westerner, the seemingly disparate elements of people and animals, technology and tradition, and space and proximity, collide in chorus to create a culture that is oddly vibrant and harmonious. It is... Read More

An Ethiopian Love Story

May 6, 2013 - 12:24am
This wasn't the love of sweaty palms, fluttering heartbeats and wet kisses exchanged in secret places, far from the prying eyes and disapproving looks of high-nosed adults. She knew better this time. Genet had first married young because of this kind of love. But, like most fires, the affection they shared had burned brightly at first, waned over time and eventually burned itself out. And, for... Read More