January 7, 1998 |
". . . a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous. . . ." Machiavelli, quoted in "The Journey Is the Destination" Time scrambles across the pages of Dan Eldon's journals. Past and present blur in violent abutments of colors and words, visions of love and danger, much as they did for Kathy Eldon in the fall when she visited Mogadishu, the place in Africa where a mob murdered her son four years ago. " . . .
October 20, 1997
1. "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," by John Gray (HarperCollins, $23). 2. "The Gift of Fear: Listening to the Intuition That Protects Us From Danger," by Gavin De Becker (Little, Brown, $22.95). 3. "Make the Connection: Ten Steps to a Better Body and a Better Life," by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey (Hyperion, $18.95). 4. "10 Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives," by Laura Schlessinger (HarperCollins, $24). 5.
March 20, 2011 |
As the zeitgeist in fashion moves further away from cookie-cutter, trend-driven dressing, the concept of über-creative personal style as the height of modern chic is also pervading the bridal industry. That's why the new bridal headpieces designed by L.A. jewelry designer Sonia Boyajian for local vintage fashion boutique the Way We Wore are sure to resonate with brides looking for a fashion-forward flourish that doesn't scream "bridal shop. " The collection of handmade hair baubles ?
July 13, 1993 |
The mother of a British photographer killed by a mob in Somalia paid tribute to her son as a "very bright light which shone for a short time." "He was an inspirational person. He was amazing. He was bright, he was funny, he was musical, and he was very brave and handsome." Her free-lance photographer son, Dan Eldon, was one of two news photographers killed in an attack Monday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Eldon, who held dual British-U.S.
August 31, 1993 |
The horrifying staccato of news reports from this ruined and chaotic city can be numbing--ambushes of U.N. and U.S. soldiers, mob violence and shootings of civilians, the hunt for a wily warlord. But nothing can convey the danger like the tales of those at ground zero. Here are some of their stories: A Harbor Master's Tale Eddie Johns was relaxing over a chocolate milk the other day, occasionally whacking another bug with his desk-top fly swatter as he tried to explain why he quit the U.S.
July 13, 1993 |
U.N. military forces firing from U.S. gunships blasted the command center of fugitive Somali warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid in a Monday morning raid in Mogadishu, just a mile from the bustling city center where thousands of Somalis were going about their daily routines. A furious Somali mob armed with rocks, knives and guns turned on foreign journalists trying to assess the damage. Two journalists were killed in the melee, one was seriously wounded, and two others were missing and feared dead.