The map unfolds and my lines of travel become a Spirograph. I write about here and there, and the spaces in between. I love to explore the landscapes and emotional geography that creates the foundation of our lives. It spurns the fierce need for adventure and learning. I've found it--in the Congo, in Venezuela, the Galapagos, in the jungles of Costa Rica, on the Pacific coast, in my childhood backyard, and right around the corner. But more often than not, I find it right here, in the company of words.