Monthly Archives: March 2005

Where Grit Gets a Sheen (The New York Times 3/31/13)

There was a time when Kallio, a working-class district north of central Helsinki and somewhat akin to the old, grittier iteration of the Bowery in Manhattan, was considered off-limits to visitors. But today, those who venture across the Siltasaarensalmi strait, which divides Kallio from the rest of the Finnish capital will find a sizzling sector […]

LETTER FROM ITHACA

March 12th, 2005 It Gets Cold Here! It has been a long winter here in the Finger Lakes region, and a cold one. One of the dimensions of living here, which I evidently forgot during the nearly three decades that lapsed between the time I originally left Ithaca and Cornell and my return, two years […]