Thanks Alfster, but National Geographic Adventure Mag is not the same National Geographic. I tried to insert the adventure part in the your url but no luck. I've tried all the search methods I know. The article I'm interested in is an award winning (Lowell Thomas Bronze)essay called "Running Away" by Sebastian Junger, supposedly in the Dec 07/Jan08 special annual issue. I think I even found that it's on page 181 but still can't bring up a copy. I've tried my local library, no luck. I can probably order a back issue but I'm just looking for one quote that I remember reading at a laundramat while on a cross country bicycle trip this past summer.