Pacific Passages: A Language of Stars

Pacific Passages: A Language of Stars

for Lapham’s Quarterly

How Native Hawaiians traversed the cosmos—then lost their way in translation. In this piece, I write about the ancient tradition of Hawaiian celestial navigation, and how colonization has affected that knowledge and practice.

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Places that Have No Names

Places that Have No Names

for the Oxford American magazine

In which I ride a train from El Paso, Texas to Lynchburg, Virginia. Listed as notable in Best American Travel Writing 2017.

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Desert Histories

Desert Histories

for Orion magazine

Stories of Spitzenburg apples and mescal agave in the Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas.

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