Does anybody really know how far it is?

In the November issue of Madison Magazine, there’s a fun story I got to do, inspired partly by the Experimental Travel movement,  partly by Will Self, and partly my own travel experiences. Early one morning, I set out to walk from the place we were living in Verona, Wisconsin, to Madison. It was long trek, but well-worthwhile. I think everyone should do this to get a real sense of how far things are. In an interview with my editor Brennan Nardi, she asked: “First, what the hell were you thinking? Second, what are trying to convey to the reader through this kind of travel writing versus the more conventional service-oriented “go, see, do” travel story?” More on that soon, but for now a brief answer, along with other thoughts on writing, can be found here.

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