Totality

Totality

The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 in many ways encapsulates GeoSensibility. If you saw it (total or partial), and if you had any experience of awe as the moon crawled across the sun in the sky, you have a sense of what I’m talking about. I was in...
Atlas Obscura around the world

Atlas Obscura around the world

Well, this is cool. Atlas Obscura, which “catalogues the most unusual, surprising, and amazing places around the world,” has a clickable map. I have the Atlas Obscura book on my dining room table, and I flip through it at random during breakfast when...
Shortwave magic

Shortwave magic

When I was about ten, my grandfather gave me his Zenith shortwave radio. It looked like this. I think he gave it to me because I’d expressed interest in it at his house, and he was not using it. I remember sitting in the basement, the antenna raised to its limit so it...