We are Milkweed for Monarchs

Milkweed for Monarchs

In January 2019, the annual monarch butterfly count in California showed an 86% population decline from the previous year. Bradley Waters researches and reports on what could be done.

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Writing Terror Without Terrorizing the Reader

Writing Terror

In writing, the emotions terror and dread are easy to evoke, yet difficult to evoke well. One of the common follies present in beginning writing…

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Preservation Hall: At the Feet of My Voice

Preservation Hall

A long weekend in New Orleans immersed me in a world populated by exceptional music at every turn, except, perhaps in the hotel restaurant. Jazz,…

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Franz at Müritz

Franz at Müritz

Elana Wolff visits Graal-Müritz, tracing Kafka’s time in this old town, where he found rest and love.

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Seen Anew

Seen Anew

The restoration of sight is nothing short of miraculous. The most treasured of our senses, sight helped the first humans differentiate safe from unsafe food,…

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Ethics & Environmental Stewardship in The Road

An Analysis of Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Cormac McCarthy’s The Road can best be described as an exploration of human complexity in the wake of life-threatening conflict. It follows the story of…

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Side Effects of Living: A Book Review

Side Effects of Living

Side effects of Living: An Anthology of Voices on Mental Health (Edited by Jhilmil Breckenridge and Namarita Kathait)Publisher: Speaking Tiger I grew up in a…

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A Woman named Samantha

A Woman named Samantha

Coming up from the West Fourth Street subway, I texted that I was a block away from the Washington Square Diner. Don’t rush, I’m early….

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What Might Have Been

What Might Have Been

I always thought population control was a necessary trait in every nation. By that I simply mean not having kids, not genocide. From a social…

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Kyle

Kyle

The kids have worked months for this weekend. They’ve stayed late after school, drawn complex plans, built up structures, and milled down wood. They’ve measured…

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Living in a Cave

Living in a Cave

I was 12 when I first bled. I remember getting up to use the bathroom and seeing blood in my underwear. I ran to my…

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Streetwise but missing out

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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Nightlife in Venice

Nightlife in Venice

Venetian nightlife, I’m sorry to report, has become rather dull. Gambling, which used to take place in decadent brothels, is now confined to the Municipal…

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Death of an Ambassador

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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Saltfish, Rum & Jamericans

Saltfish, Rum & Jamericans

My mother and I stood in line for a coconut. My feet sank into the hot Caribbean sand as we waited with the other tourists….

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Can two Bangalores co-exist?

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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Country Roads & Rickshaw Drivers

Rickshaw Drivers

The buzzing in my ears seemed to come from a long way off. Feeling distinctly alarmed I stuck my forefingers deep into my ears, closed…

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Macbeth with added parrots

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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Siblings

Siblings

My brother and I park in the parking lot of Aldi, a German grocery store, and walk to the entrance.  Lying on the right next…

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That Night..

That Night..

Do you have a favourite mom-dad story, too? The one they tell you so often, and so vividly, that you feel you were right there…

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