• Speaking of The Places You’ll Go…

    June 18, 2014, Washington, DC:¬† I remember receiving Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” as a graduation gift long ago. I loved every word at age 18 as much as I did at 5, and I appreciate his book even more today. But this weekend, I was also compelled by the words of another

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  • Writing About Place: A Reading List

    January 24, 2012, Washington, DC: And then it was everywhere. In every book I opened, every conversation I overheard, every article I read. People were curious about why those around them gravitate to the places they do.¬†Suddenly it was clear I’d been pursuing this independent study for years. While packing and unpacking boxes. While working

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