Why We Write: (hint: It ain’t for the money.)
“The Sun Also Rises” — Zubiri to Pamplona: Friendships, First Aid, and a Fiesta of Pintxos
“‘¿Cómo está Usted?’ Do NOT ask.” (Roncesvalles — Zubiri) A procession of perfect Basque villages scrolls by, you translate for an enraged Korean woman, and your hiking partner’s feet begin to resemble cuts of meat.
“Ups and Downs”—A leisurely stroll over the Pyrenees from St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France to Roncesvalles, Spain
Three years ago, I asked a judge to release me from jury duty on a sexual assault trial. I had my reasons, and they were personal.
For a small group of students, this groundbreaking public magnet school in Nashville, TN, was a haven—a place where smart kids felt comfortable in their curiosity, and students from any zip code could feel they belonged.
Everything I need to know about life, I learned in a sweltering backyard shed in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward last Thursday afternoon.
On Pilgrimage: A 5-foot-3 woman’s got to learn to be big sometimes, especially when her 6-foot-tall guy feels small.