We aren’t talking Dr. Suess, but my Hat and Map belong in one of his books.

I don’t like maps because they are a pain to carry, unfold, find north without a compass. The streets are hard to read and intersections look like rat’s nests. In the middle of a big city, a map, however, often helps you get where you need to go when people you ask for directions don’t speak your language.

A hat and a map make good traveling company.

They don’t talk back, question decisions, or get tired.

As a traveler, looking at maps, spinning globes, surfing the net, talking to people who have been places, is part of what I do.

Dr. Suess understands how the world and people work even if he writes for kids.








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