#85: Ethiopia’s Black Stalin

While we’re on the subject of this amazing ancient country, here’s a piece I did on the fall of Ethiopia’s dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in l991. It has a lot of interesting political and cultural and ethnohistorical information. The late eminent historian of the African Horn,  Harold Marcus,  accompanied me to Zimbabwe and Addis and …Read More

#79 : The Waterfalls of Ithaca, New York, by Louise Silberling

The Waterfalls of Ithaca: Thoughts on nature, history, and our future

–Louise Silberling, Ithaca, NY

(All photos © 2012 Louise Silberling)

Forest Falls, Ithaca, NY

The waterfalls of Ithaca, NY are a natural treasure and geological wonder.  There are hundreds of waterfalls, some spectacular, some humble.  Gorges cutting through the shale, sandstone, and limestone are everywhere.  Fifteen thousand years …Read More