Category Archives: TRIPS

My travel articles, high and low, east and west.

A Long Time On The Colorado Plateau

What happened there anyway?

Without planning it that way, I have spent a lifetime looking for the Anasazi. In books. In clefts in cliffs, as Gary Snyder put it.

Singapore And Lee Kwan Yew

He died March 23 at age 91

Singapore political architect Lee Kwan Yew and his offhand critic, the American global anthropologist Clifford Geertz, needed to talk. About colonialism, democracy, culture. . . First of two essays on the possible city-state of the future.

Looking For Culture In The Malls Of Singapore

Suppose the Asian city-state is the experiment that will survive

What is culture? At first glance the amiable sales person was Chinese, but this was not China and we were dealing in English. I wanted a cultural experience, not the camera. Or so I thought.