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the detour is the story
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ESSAYS

Dear reader: these are stories inspired by thoughts you scribbled in your notebook while traveling some place that challenged you.

NO EQUIVALENT

Every time a word appears in another language, something gets lost in translation. Here's what's missing.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

In which writers describe their pilgrimages to places made magical by the influence of a favorite artist. 

WHAT I DIDN'T SAY

What did your favorite author leave out of their book? What would they say if they could return to its pages?

IN THE STUDIO

"At the edges of language, caught between here and elsewhere, there is hope that if we look out of the corners of our eyes, we can sometimes catch the metaphors lying round about, hidden in the most ordinary words, in wait for the possibility of surprise."

—Richard Deming