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Lightning Strike

In the picture, she poses almost in profile, her smoothly brushed dark hair framing her face in soft waves. She is wearing a navy polka dotted dress with a white collar that primly encircles her neck. It is the only … Continue reading

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The Decline of Grandfather Oak

Across the ravine, between glints of sunlight and weaving among lines of vertical trunks, a single leaf falls. Within a few seconds, another twists to the ground. As my eyes scan the space before me, I realize this is a … Continue reading

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Cathartes Aura

As high as 20,000 feet, they glide, traveling up to 200 miles a day during migration and this with virtually no flapping of their wings for miles. Instead, they ride thermal currents, holding their outstretched wings in dihedral position, tips … Continue reading

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Spring!

Walking through the woods this time of year allows me to travel over areas that in a few weeks’ time will be impassable, choked with brambles and undergrowth that would claw at my ankles and make even high stepping impossible. … Continue reading

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The First of March, part 2

It is possible to cultivate a silence so entire that you can hear snow fall. Upon itself it is silent, but as it strikes shoulder or tree or brier your ear can pick up its faint rustling: a sound of … Continue reading

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The First of March

For weeks we had looked to the first of March as a transition point, the day that would move us from the month of most syllables and letters to a month of a single sound in our mouths, a month … Continue reading

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Stalking the Miraculous

What would happen if we all began to stalk the miraculous? If we began to look for it around every corner, if we expected it to appear? With such a spirit, nothing would be entirely mundane, but sparked with expectation. … Continue reading

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