“Professor Lopez,” an enterprising young Kenyan man, uses a piece of grass floating in a bowl with a hole in the bottom to demonstrate that water drains clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anticlockwise in the southern. “The farther from the equator, the faster it [the grass] twirls.” And he shows us that it doesn’t twirl at all right at the equator. (From a 2002 trip to Kenya.)



Name (required)

Email (required)


Speak your mind

  • Receive Travel Writers News updates via email

  • Upcoming Events

    February 2019
    M T W T F S S
  • Available in August, 2017

    I'm thrilled that it's getting rave reviews! Order your copy of Your Crocodile has Arrived from Book Passage, and I'll be happy to sign it.  
  • Winner of 4 Literary Awards in 2017

    Lost Kidnapped Eaten Alive!Order your copy of Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive from Book Passage, and I'll be happy to sign it.
  • Get Occasional Updates

    You can also sign up for my personal Laurie McAndish King mailing list for occasional updates about readings and events.