Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

The Woman Who Owned the Sea

I AM STANDING on Yolanda Beach. The edge of the world. One edge, anyway. East of the Philippines, where the island of Samar meets the Pacific. Samar, a sound like the Continue reading

Lay of the Land

Strange Bedfellows

Growing up, I never thought about the daily schedule of wild turkeys. They seemed, in my imagination, to be mythical creatures who lived mostly in paintings of rural 1800s England. Continue reading

Lay of the Land

Hope and Mangroves

THE REDANG AIR is electric during the monsoon season. Breezes rustle through palm trees and the air swirls into a fog before bursting through the sky with a welcome breath of Continue reading