Back in Time on Lake Gitchigami

Fishing Lake Superior

Lake Superior. The Ojibwe called it Gitchigami, big-sea water. Not really a lake, by any reasonable yardstick, but not quite an ocean. A topographical entity that is inimitable. It’s hard to tell where the lake ends and the sky begins. Is that a whitecap or a cloud? And is the sun dancing on the water, or is the water holding hostage a universe of stars? You could lose yourself here.

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Egypt: Where It All Began

Egypt

Today, with the reconstruction of its ancient library, the city of Alexandria represents the firmly planted roots of what we—the West—have become. Its history has come full circle once more. Those are the forces that built the High Dam at Aswan, and those are the forces that are now struggling to take over modern Egypt even as its consciousness clings so deeply to the mysteries of its past.

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Sweet Home Kentucky

Chained Rock in Bell County, Kentucky, USA

The breathtaking features that Kentucky boasts—and there are many—are of a more subtle nature than many of its Western Rocky Mountain cousins. It’s not just the falls or the sheer, precise rock formations at Natural Bridge. It’s the tightly winding caverns under the Cumberland Gap (which served as an army hospital during the Civil War and even boasts graffiti dating back to the 1850s). Or the intriguingly, yet illogically bound boulder found at Chained Rock Trail in Pine Mountain State Resort Park

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