The inimitable Geoff Manaugh—author, design critic, and Terraform mainstay—returns with a story about getting to know the black sheep of the family. Enjoy. -the ed.
The summer I turned 16, my parents sent me to live for a month with an uncle I’d never met before. He lived in Tennessee, a state I had never visited. They put me on a plane by myself, the first time I’d ever flown alone, and my uncle, Monty, picked me up on the other side.