Andy Engelson is a writer and editor who lives in Hanoi, Vietnam. He's currently working on a historical novel set in the Northwest United States during World War II. He's also a freelance writer, essayist and member of the Hanoi Writer's Collective. In a former life, he edited Washington Trails magazine for six years and before that was freelance journalist. He likes to hike, travel, and play with his family.
I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active–not more happy–nor more wise, than he was 6,000 years ago. — Edgar Allan Poe, “Letter to James Russell Lowell”