40 years ago

yesterday, when our guys did the first moon walk, and I believe one of them even whacked a golf ball on its dusty surface, I was in Pacific Grove, California, glued to Walter Cronkite at George and Ann Crile’s house, and I wrote this little vignette of their elderly French neighbors.

Pacific Grove. Sunday, July …Read More

#36: A Miraculous Meeting With My 22nd Cousin

By Alex Shoumatoff

This originally appeared in the January, 2007 Travel + Leisure, and is reproduced from travelandleisure.com.

In search of family history—and to meet a long-lost, distant cousin—Alex Shoumatoff crosses the country to the ancient city of Novgorod and finds a place of exhilarating beauty and personal resonance.  From January 2007
I think of myself sometimes as …Read More