From childhood to this day I have delighted in the splotches of map colors on my walls, whether at school or home, to just gaze at, stare at, get lost in. My walls are swimming in cartographic sea-blue. My shower curtain (yes!) doubles as a map of the
I am now gazing at the map above my computer: a laminated tropical storm-tracking map of Middle America and
Colorful wall maps make me feel I live in a geographer’s atelier.