Sam Manicom travelled the world on his trusty 1992 BMW R80GS, with his partner Birgit on her 1971 BMW R60/5, for 8 years.
Several generations of women—mothers and daughters, sisters and aunties and nieces—gathered, cooking over an open fire behind the high walls of the family compound. We sat outside, not far from the wavy red dunes of the desert, enjoying the last of the fast-receding winter weather. […]
It wasn’t until I rode over Pumpkin Vine Hill in a snowstorm that I earned my stripes as a motorcycler. It was late October 2013, and I was on my way to Argentina when an overnight system descended on the southeast corner of Wyoming, turning […]
Women’s Work… In West Africa, women make pottery. They mine the mud, age it into clay, wedge it to align the particles, form the vessels, and fire them. After firing to ‘bisque’ temperature, water no longer dissolves clay. The vessel walls do remain permeable, though, […]
Standing at the road side in the hot July sun in Gettysburg, it gives me a certain guilty pleasure to think about Greenberry Callahan, Robin’s Confederate great-great-great grandfather, at the bottom of that hill, and John Learey, my immigrant American great-great-great grandfather, trying to shoot […]