Personal geography

This month's National Geographic features an essay by Garrison Keillor about his personal geography. It begins,“When a man lives in one place for most of his life, he doesn’t need GPS.” I'm fascinated with people who have lived most of their life in one place, because this is not the way of my own family—a … Continue reading Personal geography

On true love and diets

My baby sister is in the throes of a new relationship. Seeing the way her eyes shine whenever she says his name, I can't help but remember how I felt when I was about her age, getting to know someone special and exciting. I remember the uncontrollable smile spreading over my face, the butterflies in … Continue reading On true love and diets