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Why Go to Church When You’re on Vacation?

This past January in Ecuador, in the middle of a conversation about Darwin and the Galapagos Islands, my taxi driver looked me in the eye and asked, “What religion are you?” The first thing I wanted to answer this multitasking man was, “Do you mind keeping your eyes on the road? I’m not planning to meet my Maker quite yet.” The second was, “Could you slow down when you talk?” I was doing my best to keep up, but my…
Marla Lunderberg
April 23, 2015

Toss the Coin, Clap Your Hands—and Pray!

FEBRUARY 2012: ESSAY by Marla Lunderberg When I get near an airport, any airport, any friend's take-off or return, I celebrate the motion, the rhythms of humanity on the move, and I do a quick mental check of my calendar to figure out when I might next board a plane. It is my firm belief that no grown woman should ever find herself without a valid passport. I keep a bag of toiletries in small containers ready to be tossed…
Marla Lunderberg
October 30, 2014