Wednesday, December 07, 2005

I left (part of) my heart in San Francisco




The poverty can be depressing, but the spirit of the Dominican people overwhelms any patronizing gloom. And there's true beauty beyond the muck, both in the vast landscapes and in the crowded neighborhoods, where a generous spirit prevails. And they actually like Americans. Best of all, for five days, I never heard the words: Iraq, George W. Bush, Howard Dean, Jessica Simpson, Brangelina, Terrell Owens ...

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