Mary Klest

About the Author Mary Klest

Mary Klest is a Chicagoland writer. Her work focuses on lifestyle, travel, and a layman’s view of science. She looks for local elements that can be appreciated across borders. Her professional writing career spans twenty years in a mix of public relations, content marketing and journalism.

Summer 2023

Visiting Varanasi, India

Varanasi cityscape on the west bank of the Ganges River. The late afternoon sun cast shadows on Varanasi’s faded buildings. My college-aged son and I approached the Manikarnika Ghat, a holy cremation ground with bleacher-like steps leading to the west bank of the Ganges River. He stopped, but I walked ahead. “How would you like…

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