Exploring

  • The calendar date is July 17th, 2005, but for all I see around me it may be over nineteen hundred years earlier. That's because Pompeii is a city lost to time, oblivious to or defiant of the continuous clockwork of the world around it.  Millions of modern-day tourists explore the wonders of Pompeii...

  • I let my forehead hit the window of our family's giant blue Suburban. I could not believe that we had sunk so low as to visit a wood-carving museum. I had gotten used to Ohio, but a woodcarving museum in Ohio was a whole new level of lameness.      Growing up in the wealthy college town of Ann...

  • I climbed onto the moon; I had been sick early in the day, but I still trudged up the sand dunes, climbing steadily in search of the perfect view of the sunset. I found it sitting on the edge of a cliff, even though I'm deathly afraid of heights. My feelings alternated between nausea at the sheer...

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