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The Beauty of Belonging

The Beauty of Belonging

by Eric Alan
September 23, 2017

I was born a thousand miles from home. That persistent feeling has been with me since… well, since I can first remember, as a kid growing up in suburban Los Angeles, doing a Sierra Club jigsaw puzzle of the redwoods. I felt instinctive kinship with t... Read more

Fresh Eyes

Fresh Eyes

by Lauri Gwilt
September 14, 2017

We were six or seven years old at the time, he and I. Although we were cousins, the distance between Brazil and Canada meant we hardly knew each other, but of course that rarely matters to kids. Friendship takes mere minutes. It was winter... Read more

A Moment of Bliss Relived

A Moment of Bliss Relived

by Tania Carriere
September 9, 2017

Look at those little feet just curled up against me, head back, eyes closed, arms raised, fluffy tummy ready for a warm hand. That’s Casanova. He is in a moment of Bliss. And look at me. I am in my own moment of Bliss. You can see it. At least... Read more

Edward Abbey's Footprints

Edward Abbey's Footprints

by Eric Alan
August 26, 2017

Somewhere under my feet on the sculptural slickrock and sand of Arches National Park are Edward Abbey’s footprints. I know this not because I see them, but because the ink marks of his pen have proven more indelible. In his classic Desert Solitair... Read more

What's Here to Celebrate?

What's Here to Celebrate?

by Lauri Gwilt
August 17, 2017

“Come on Dewitt, what’s here to celebrate?” It’s a simple question Dewitt asks in his film, Celebrate What’s Right with the World. When I began asking the question for mys... Read more