Or, an essay I wrote won something: a Solas Award for best Travel Memoir. The "Gold" in that category, to be specific, which is sort of amusing because it makes the whole thing sound vaguely athletic. The awards are sponsored by Travelers' Tales; I will write more about them, and this essay, in an upcoming post. But seriously, I never win anything. No, that's not true. Once I think I won a free ice cream cone at Stew Leonard's.