Category: travelogue

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How Do I Respond to “Where Are You From?”

Last year, in Norway, everyone I met would ask, “Where are you from?” This year, in Georgia, I get the same question. My answer to this question inevitably varies, but it follows a pretty similar formula. In Norway, I would reply, “I’m from Auburn, Alabama. I’ve been there two years. Before that, I was in Lafayette, Louisiana, and I’m originally from Northwest Louisiana.” In … Read More How Do I Respond to “Where Are You From?”

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Connections in Lucy Knisley’s “An Age of License”

Last post, I wrote about Lucy Knisley’s An Age of License (2014). Today, I want to continue looking at Knisley’s book, specifically as it relates to my continuing thoughts on the ways that travel and place connect us. Edvard Grieg once said, “Min mening er, at på samme måte som mennesket er individuelt og sosialt, slik er kunstneren både nasjonal og kosmopolitt!” (“My opinion … Read More Connections in Lucy Knisley’s “An Age of License”