Soon today will become tomorrow, with no transition between. On the flights home, I’ll read a good chunk of The Hakawati, enjoying the way its present-day scenes in Beirut intertwine with past stories in the U.S. and fables from ancient kingdoms, reality infused with mythology, perspective with youth, the borders of time and space fluid, as borders everywhere should be.
— Michele Morano: “On the Luck and the Privilege of Travel”
I recently had the luxury to stay in a yurt just outside of Montpelier, Vermont. If you don’t know what a yurt is, like I didn’t, it’s the most comfortable way to live close to nature. It’s basically a glorified tent. The traditional yurt has been around for 3000 years, a dwelling place...