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.
These contour lines and layered browns are mountains, this cartographic line of blue that picks up thin blue streams, a river dying in the ocean’s far too democratic green. Soak the map in rain and when this cheap dye runs only glaciers and the river names remain. — Richard Hugo, “A Map of the Peninsula”