Telling a Book By Its Cover

You can’t really tell a book by its cover, of course, but you can tell a publisher what a book cover should be. This is your chance. We’ve been pondering possibilities for Maya Threads: A Woven History of Chiapas, and have almost too many choices. So I hope you will weigh in with your opinions. […]

An Easter Parade

Coincidentally, I’ve spent parts of the past three Easter seasons in either Mexico or Guatemala. Compared to the sedate Easters of my childhood or the flurries of Peeps and candy eggs I see now at every turn, what I’ve experienced in Latin America is dramatic, moving, sometimes startling. Let me share. A church in a […]

Guatemala Visited

I’ve been back from a couple of weeks in Guatemala, working with Joe Coca on a photo shoot for a book that Deborah Chandler and Teré Cordón are writing. I’ve ransacked my shelves and stacks of books, looking for a slim volume published in 1946 titled Guatemala Visited. The author was Mary Meigs Atwater, who is credited […]

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