Mexico

Yellow Dog

Yellow Dog

By Jackie Leavitt I had a weird unsettlement in my stomach as our car circled the blocks in La Paz, Mexico. We slowed down to a stop, and I slid out of the front passenger seat to find an ATM and made my way back […]

Sunrise, Sunset

Sunrise, Sunset

By Jackie Leavitt Sunsets have the power to stop you in your tracks. You could be in the middle of a run, breathing hard, sweat dripping down your back, when your feet stop on their own. You could be mid-conversation at a cafe enjoying an […]

Señorita Isabela

Señorita Isabela

By Jackie Leavitt As we approach at daybreak on our sailboat, Isla Isabela rises from the sea with the sun, silhouetted in the glowing pink and purple clouds. We turn around to the southeast side to anchor next to two five-story-tall rock islands: volcanic statues twisting toward […]

Ghost-Pepper Honey

Ghost-Pepper Honey

By Jackie Leavitt Seaward. I’ve begun to think of her as an evil four-year-old who will gleefully throw everything on the ground, when given the opportunity. I think everything should be in its special spot in the galley. She thinks everything belongs on the floor. […]

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By Jackie Leavitt I sit here, on Seaward off the coast of Southern California, taking in one of the most beautiful sunrises of my life. The sky turned from mysterious dark navy to indigo with cotton candy-colored wispy clouds to a gentle baby blue with golden […]