I am posting some excerpts from my memoir about growing up in Minnesota, titled Minnesota Boy: Growing Up in Mid-America, Mid-20th Century. This post is about the power of religion in shaping us.
I am posting some excerpts from my memoir about growing up in Minnesota, titled Minnesota Boy: Growing Up in Mid-America, Mid-20th Century. This post is about the wonder of childhood, in all its little details.
I am posting some excerpts from my memoir about growing up in Minnesota, titled Minnesota Boy: Growing Up in Mid-America, Mid-20th Century. This post is about the toughness of my ancestors, who settled Minnesota.
Chris Baker, my good friend and colleague, motorcycled through the San Francisco region this past week and left us with a lot of insights about his favorite expert subject—Cuba.
The prospect of a long and healthy life is a joy and a gift, made possible by my circumstances, nutrition, and genetics. The Kenya tribes people I met when making this photo were doomed to a significantly briefer length of life. A possible long life is a special aspect of life in our time.
There is a universal desire in humans to create something positive with our lives, especially if we think of creativity in a broad sense rather than the narrower world of artistic artifacts. The creation of song in Nashville has always epitomized to me this deep human longing to create.
The hard work that human beings perform around the globe to survive and provide for their families has always seemed to me epitomized by the industriousness of Hong Kong.
The destructive energy of religious hatred, so major a force in our time, struck me in Yugoslavia, when I was there at the start of an earlier conflict, as Christians and Muslims began to slaughter each other.
The joyful sensuality of life, with all its sexual, taste, sight, hearing, smelling, and feeling intensities, has always been epitomized for me by Hawaii.
Lee Foster’s main California travel guidebook, Northern California Travel: The Best Options, has been released in China in Chinese.