As she lay dying of breast cancer at the age of 57, my sister made me promise to find her son. She had thought about him for 37 years, crying each November as his birthday neared.
Archives for February 2010
We do not often speak of the Wall, of leg cramps, hunger, rain, or hills in reverent tones. In each of us lives a desire to be challenged, to keep on, to stay in when the road gets hard.
Some harmless YouTube video viewing brings back one nerd’s painful junior high memories — including bad hair, unfortunate clothing, and Mariah Carey.
Photographing people, especially when traveling, involves ethical and legal issues, so how do photographers handle the dilemma? Travel writer and photographer Sandra Phinney explores this big question.
We tend to be amazingly cavalier about our trees, on local and global scales. Too often they are regarded not as living things but as permanent fixtures that will withstand any amount of abuse and neglect.
In a world where parents are increasingly beginning to question the benefits of overscheduling their children in organized activities, the Olympics reaches right into a parent’s heart and makes you want to fire up that mini-van and start signing cheques. Almost.
As blogger Hippy Urban Girl discovers, an awkward beginning does not mean an awkward outcome. Sometimes you just have to take a chance.
This year’s Super Bowl had millions of people joyfully yelling, “Who Dat? Who Dat?” For writer Natham Thompson, the biggest game of the year is a good chance to look at how much consumerism surrounds the game and ask, “What’s Dat?”
When a naive human adopts a wise-ass African Grey parrot who knows hundreds of words, including swear words, life is certainly never dull.
When J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, died recently, he left a huge void for many people who were ardent followers of his writing and his myth.