A good writer looks around, sees the world with a sense of wonder and curiosity. Sometimes ask questions nobody bothered to ask. It's why I like to go to other places, so I can see new things, ponder new questions.
My friend, Katey, was curious about swinging bridges in her adopted state of North Carolina. She wrote a book about it, Lost Crossings. And now she's getting some great publicity on NC public television. Congratulations, Katey!
It reminds me that whether I'm here in Alaska, visiting a new place, or my hometown in Wisconsin, to always remain curious. You never know what you'll learn or how it may inspire you.