“Here is what is certain: Tourette’s is a disorder of the nervous system. Almost everything else, doctors are guessing.”In July 1995, partway through a monthlong road trip as far west as Glacier National Park, I began to do an odd thing. This was the summer I was 9 years old, between third and fourth grades. My parents had discovered that camping was an affordable way to sightsee.
Lands of MetamorphosisTaking FreedomTomando La LibertadAt the extreme end of adaptive sports, technology allows visually impaired sailors to compete without the assistance of sighted crewmembers. A horn blares and the Americans are off, their sails as taut and full as hot air balloons. When they tack or jibe the boom swings across the cockpit as though spring-loaded. Even from another boat I feel a shudder.