The Earliest Memory

Thirty-two years ago, in the northwestern US state of Washington, the previously dormant volcano Mt. St Helens erupted. For me, it is an early memory that has been reduced to a vague recollections and second-hand accounts.  What survives are images, like faded sepia-colored slides in my mind.  I remember understanding that something very large was… Read More The Earliest Memory

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El Hierro: A Roadtrip on the Smallest of Spain’s Canary Islands

  In La Restinga,  El Hierro, a seaside village at the southernmost point of Spain’s Canary Islands, it is a dismal day for fishing.  The wind is loud and piercing, shaking windows and whipping up choppy waves and creating seas nearly impossible to navigate. There is dust in the air and people run across streets, heads… Read More El Hierro: A Roadtrip on the Smallest of Spain’s Canary Islands

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