Way I remember it, he was wearing a corduroy jacket, or maybe it was wool flannel — either would have stood out as old-school, since we were already living in the age of miraculously wicking fabrics
Is it the Northern European and Highlander blood romping wildly through my veins?
You were the one who taught him how to ski. You were the one who wanted him to know the freedom of letting go. Of trusting your body to the downhill thrust of gravity and speed.
My tour is about up in this war that most Americans now say is unwinnable or not worth continuing.
One of the miracles of today’s Europe is that the European Union (EU) works. With 27 countries that together speak 23 languages and have a population of 495 million, the EU has faced innumerable challenges.
In a dry wash north of Lordsburg, New Mexico, a skeleton dances. The bone man’s feet grind into the stony ground, dimpling the creek bed.
I’m crossing the line separating positive attitude from self-delusion.
Haute Route, retains its original meaning. It’s the trans-Alpine traverse between Chamonix in France and Zermatt in Switzerland.
“I’ll believe we’re going to Afghanistan as soon as we start rolling down the runway.”
I remember three minutes ago. Our small group huddled together up cliff, up river.
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