All posts tagged: travelwriting

Women of the Desert by Jaclyn Maria Fowler

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. […]

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Exposure by James Patterson

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 […]

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The Almighty Zero Kilometer by Anthony Bain

The Spanish province of Palencia is an unwelcoming place during Spring. Dense fog and snow drifts cover the roads; some major highways are closed. The roads that run through the province are little more than featureless, endless stretches of asphalt flanked by wheat fields, forests. […]

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Mud, Fingers, and Fire by Rachel Hoffman

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, […]

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Mr Cricket by JJ Mazzucotelli

In Bejing China at a man who introduced himself as Mr. Cricket’s home. He trains crickets to fight, and he invited us into his home and allowed us to hold and look at these crickets with which he earns his living. BIO: JJ wrote “I’ve […]

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High Water by B.A. Van Sise

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 […]

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