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  • Little doses of danger

    Little doses of danger

    A formerly fearless outdoorswoman becomes unexpectedly wary once she becomes the mother of two children.

  • Imaginary journeys on a rowing machine

    Imaginary journeys on a rowing machine

    When a writer buys a rowing machine, her 3-year-old daughter's enthusiasm turns exercise into an adventure as they imagine rowing to reach the island of Yap in Micronesia.

  • Watching the weather in California

    Watching the weather in California

    A Californian becomes a volunteer weather-spotter, in part to heal the memories of the storm that destroyed her house when she was a teenager.

  • A tenderfoot in Taos

    A tenderfoot in Taos

    An exhausted young mother, her lively new baby, and a compassionate drunkard have a brief but lovely encounter on the plaza in Taos, N.M.

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