Alexander’s Curriculum Vitae

Today marks the birthday of Alexander III of Macedon (AKA Alexander the Great) At 30, Alexander’s Curriculum Vitae would read: Marital Status:  Three Wives (Roxane, Statiera and Parysatis) Education:  Studied under Aristotle, who studied under Plato Address:  Numerous domiciles ranging between the Mediterranean to Himalaya Current Occupation: King, Conqueror, Empire Builder Prior positions: Commander –…

Searching Yesterdays

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” Pearl S. Buck The first time I met Pearl Buck was when I read Reader’s Digest’s condensed version of The Three Daughters of Madame Liang. I was 15. This past year, I read Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth by Hilary Spurling. It…

Egypt & Cleopatra

Good news!  I just picked up my book by Stacy Schiff:  Cleopatra, A Life. I will be giving my thoughts via “On the Road.” Egypt is full of mystery, suspense and history, which is the best ingredients  for storytelling.  I am looking forward to the read.