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.
Who has turned us around this way, so that we’re always, whatever we do, in the posture of someone who is leaving? Like a man on the final hill that shows him his whole valley one last time, who turns and stands there lingering that’s how we live, always saying goodbye. — Rainier Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies