Our front door seems far too accessible in this African city.
I felt like Daniel Boone taming a vast wilderness – my overstuffed basement.
To travel is to encounter the unfamiliar and strange. But not always.
Feeding birds, planting asparagus – even sleeping at night – are hardly routine.
I have long loved to travel in a way that gives some of my friends pause.
The etymology of holiday is easy to see, coming from 'holy day,' a day of particular religious significance, often celebrating the life of a saint, during which no work was to be done.
That galloping sound? The rising darkness? Look out! Here they come!
I never mastered the art of efficient library research. But I found great stuff.
A Labrador retriever provides a couple with a lesson in listening and love.
Any way you looked at it, Plaza Lake meant adventure.
Mastery can be the work of one moment, or the task of many.
How could something so dreary become so dreamy?
How newlyweds with dueling team loyalties were united by a ballpark.
We’d had wisteria for years before we were struck by this odd attribute.
And in Freetown, Sierra Leone, they are seeing fewer abused chimps in need of help.
We were Vietnamese refugees. ‘Mr. Water’ was our texas landlord.
‘I’ll send you a postcard,’ I said to the phone store clerk.
And in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, the government has allowed more than 200 indigenous Bronze Age artifacts to leave the country for the first time.
US friends worry about safety in Niger; Nigerien friends worry about US school shootings.
English is a sort of free-for-all in which well-tempered words persist.