Beggars, Buskers and Bums: To Give, or Not to Give?

Almost anywhere your wheels roll in the world, chances are, you’ll encounter someone who asks you for money. The Meetles busk in the New York subway, for tips. Photo by Charish Badzinski. When it happens, what do you do? I have seen thousands of them in my travels. Some sit on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, … More Beggars, Buskers and Bums: To Give, or Not to Give?

Mini Vacay: A Musical Moment in the Cinque Terre, Italy

Hikers can walk among the terraced hillsides of the Cinque Terre in Italy, as they journey fromvillage to village. Photo by Charish Badzinski. It’s not often when you go for a hike that you encounter musicians along the steepest trails. In Italy’s Cinque Terre, however, don’t be surprised if you come across this saxophonist as … More Mini Vacay: A Musical Moment in the Cinque Terre, Italy