Kendra Atleework was born and raised in the Eastern Sierra. Her writing has appeared in Best American Essays 2015, The Atlantic online, and elsewhere. Her memoir Flight Plan maps the convergence of family, history, and landscape and will be published by Algonquin Books in 2020. Read more at KendraAtleework.com.
Jan 16, 2019 | Year RoundEvery night—if I want to get any sleep—I have to climb a ladder. I am not Rapunzel. I just sleep in the loft of my cottage. Descending while half-awake in the morning might seem treacherous, but the ladder I climb is a sturdy work of art. It’s the color of cherries...
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