A trip to Florida’s Emerald Coast bookends a writer’s ‘younger years’

Tucked away in the mountains of Western North Carolina is one of the most intense high school football rivalries in the nation.

A trip to a Confederate general’s death site raises questions about who — and what — should be celebrated.

A trip to Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley proves that nature is gracefully indifferent to humanity’s gaze.

‘Come and see Port Royal — come late in April or in May or June — when the crops are growing, the flowers blooming, the birds singing, the placid lake-like river just rippling into smiles. You shall dream yourself in Geneva…’

‘I’ve lived in Jamaica, Cleveland, all over. But every time I leave Marfa and come back, everything flattens back out. It’s like the clock slows down.’