The Story Behind the Story: Getting There

Some years back, I watched a news report about a couple who almost drove into Lake Michigan because their GPS told them to take a wrong turn. More than one, I'd imagine, to get that close to the water. I laughed, because the whole situation seemed ludicrous. I mean, how could you NOT notice you're about to drive into one of the Great Lakes?

The news story was one of many I encountered about the fallible nature of GPS systems. Every one reaffirmed my belief in the power of the paper map--and planted another seed of a story.

That story was "Getting There."


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