Archive for November, 2013

Bronze Award in Destination: Islands in Time

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

By Catherine Watson From the mountaintop road above Kvivik, green slopes fell steeply away to the sea, and the sea swept my eyes outward, over the village, to the soft shapes of other islands drifting in the pale blue distance. More than a thousand years of Faroe Islands history lay in that view. It was […]

Gold Award in Love Story: The Remover of Obstacles

Friday, November 15th, 2013

By Amanda Mander “Stay away from my son,” his father said as we stood alone on the balcony. Tears were threatening to burst through my barely-calm exterior when I noticed Kirin, my fiance, listening from inside the Bombay apartment. His warm, brown eyes pleaded with me to hold strong against the force of his father’s […]

Silver Award in Destination: Gore Vidal’s Old House

Friday, November 1st, 2013

By Mary Jo McConahay In later years…President Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter, Alice Longworth, congratulated me every time we saw each other: “You got out. So wise.” —“Reflections on Glory Reflected,” in United States: Essays 1952-1992 The day Gore Vidal died rain fell hard on the roof of his old house alongside the ruins of Our Lady […]

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