Not a Good Place to Fall

— Visiting Le Jardin Exotique de Monaco — Narrow paths and spiny edges don’t make for an easy walk, especially when you are on a steep rocky hill while constantly being distracted by breath-taking views of a spectacular harbor. This is not a good place to fall. A few readers know I have a small collection ...

All Along the Watchtower

  For those of you from a younger generation, you must listen to this song. Originally composed by Bob Dylan in late 1967, within months it was re-worked by Jimi Hendrix who is responsible for making it a veritable all-time hit. Even Dylan ended up preferring Hendrix’s version to his own and showed it in ...

A Time to Give

This week I was in Milano and allowed myself a few minutes to marvel at the showpieces in the Vertu Boutique in via Monte Napoleone, where single mobile phones sell for several thousands units of any currency. This was after I attended a great conference sponsored by the UNHCR on the state of Italian philanthropy ...