What’s a fogou, I hear you ask. It’s an ancient Cornish subterranean dry-stone structure of unknown purpose. The purpose of this fogou, however, is to serve as a repository for fascinating, heart-warming, surprising, illuminating, or cringe-worthy stories I stumble upon during forays in the land of the internet. This is also the place where I will post quotes from the novels and short stories I read.

The title, though not the concept, is unique to this blog. I borrowed the idea from the writer Leah Libresco, who has a space on her website titled “Wunderkammer,” archiving block quotes with a link to the source, with minimal commentary from her. What a great idea! All great ideas are meant to be borrowed.

The journey changes you