Scarlett

"Someone end this nonsense! When I grow up, I want to be an artist that gets paid money. In this photo, Auntie TT was taking photos of me making funny faces. I ...

The Guest of Honor

On the southern island of Davao in the Philippines, two armed guards and a hulky guide led me through the jungle to Malikongkong, a remote village on top of a h...

Inedible

The summer before Ruby turned two I dialed poison control three times. The first call was for geranium leaves. That kid toddled right up to the plant that bloom...

Of Pigs and Dragons

The village of Baoshan in northwestern Yunnan province had the cleanest outhouse I’d seen in all of China – not a single maggot, not a speck of filth. Moreover,...

Sculptors of the Hunt

"Finally he arrives at your door and you carefully usher him inside to the honored place you have reserved especially for him.   And one night at 3:00 a.m. yo...

Dunes Day

Finally, we were in sight of Great Sand Dunes National Park. I was about to find out how a dog responds to one of the natural wonders of the world, if only we c...