Friday, December 28, 2012

The Roles We Play

We all play roles in our lives to some extent or another.  How many of us have the conviction to play the role as fully as the Albanian women who have chosen to live their lives as men?  A fascinating photo essay by Jill Peters highlighting these sworn virgins caught my attention.  These women were evidently the model used by  Glenn Close as she studied for her role in the film Albert Nobbs.

The Nation website in Pakistan has also picked up on this story and has more detail.  Enjoy!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's Time!

While you are in the middle of winter's icy grip, contemplate your next vacation.  I've been telling you to come to Albania for several years.  If you won't take my word for it, check out this photo essay in the Huffington Post. I agree with Leyla Giray.  This year, it's time!