Postcards: Alone in Matera

Warren: For 14 hours, I was angry that you didn’t come with me. I got to Matera, tired and hungry during siesta.  The desk clerk bartered food in exchange for practicing English. At Le Botteghe, a handsome young man, fed me for two hours sharing […]

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Maxhutte Lost By Maddie Lock

“Hello, can you help me please,” I implore in my bad German as I skid up to a suited gentleman at a bus stop. He appears startled, and backs further onto the sidewalk. I’m on my Aunt Sieglinde’s garden bike, a sturdy three-speed with no […]

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Postcard: To The American

It took a long time to meet you. Forty years ago, a faraway child imagining a chaotic empire of extraordinary danger. Now, alone in a subway, at night, my camera making me feel like a target. You walked toward, past, and up. I exhaled.   […]

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Consider the Monk Seal by Melissa

On the southeast side of the island of Oahu, rests a sharp, well-demarcated rock terrace overlooking a semilunar shaped bay. The name of the bay, Hanauma Bay, from the Hawaiian words, hana and uma, literally, and somewhat redundantly, means curved bay. A steep, paved path rises from the beach, […]

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More Than Just Ruins by Steve Long

Magnificent Waterfalls of Palenque, Mexico I arrived in Palenque by bus from San Cristobal de las Casas. The city of Palenque itself is quaint, but it cannot compare in charm to other heritage towns like San Cristobal de las Casas. There are no colorful houses, […]

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