"Words are metal shavings that gather around the magnet of thought."
— Paraphrased from an essay by Alberto Manguel
Doris peered up at the three-story high ceiling
and zigzagging staircase angling toward the rooftop, a timid smile on her face as she scanned the vertical volume of her grandson’s loft.
Essays: Life in Context
Book: Words from the Woods
Years ago, my childhood friend Susan, a blond, broad cheekboned Finnish girl (like many in her native Copper Country), told me about their tradition of taking saunas followed by a bracing dip in the frigid Great Lake.