The Seabird’s Cry

FULMAR, puffin, kittiwake, gull, guillemot, cormorant and shag, shearwater, gannet, great auk “and its cousin razorbill,” albatross. The Seabird’s Cry accompanies a dozen birds out to sea and back in journeys Continue reading


The Lost Words

THE LOST WORDS is neither a read-on-the-commute book nor a recline-in-bed-and-prop-on-your-belly book. Its weight and unapologetic size demand it be explored on a flat surface; even better, on the floor with Continue reading


Amity and Prosperity

IN 2007, while crossing a Nigerian river atop a steel drum because a nearby bridge had collapsed, Eliza Griswold recalled the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis that killed 13 people Continue reading


14 Alaskan Vocabulary Words

1. Mount Denali. The subject of a postcard photograph to send home as a misleading boast of an adventure you haven’t yet had. 2. Outhouses. When nature calls, half the town Continue reading