All of Nature as It Breathes: Drawings in Ink
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13h ago
Introduction love to sit outside in a camp chair and try to become what I’m looking at. I don’t think of a tree or a river as a “subject” to draw or write about. I don’t want to impose my will on what’s in front of me––I’m going to capture the angle of that branch perfectly; I’m going to get that shadow down just right. What I want to do instead is listen. When I sit in front of a […] The post All of Nature as It Breathes:<br> Drawings in Ink appeared first on Terrain.org ..read more
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The Memory of Water
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  -5 runs up the length of California like a curved backbone. We drive north, past nut trees and cows, and stop at a gas station for coffee. Beyond the cracked asphalt of the parking lot, crops wither in dusty fields. I point at the weeds and tell Patrick that we’re standing on the shore of an extinct lake. We are close, but not touching, as we wait for our coffee to cool. The landscape is arid, with a history […] The post The Memory of Water appeared first on Terrain.org ..read more
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The Perils of Indolent Lesions
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6d ago
  1. Scorpions have been observed surviving the radiation from nuclear weapons tests in the Sahara.   2. I’ve always found the word surveillance a curious term to describe follow-up imaging in cancer patients. All the post-treatment CT scans I had after my first cancer in 2012 showed the same small cyst on my liver, a 3 mm nodule in the right lung, and a 6 mm stone in the left kidney—something that, thankfully, hasn’t caused me any grief.  I […] The post The Perils of Indolent Lesions appeared first on Terrain.org ..read more
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A Microbial Ensemble
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6d ago
A Life of Science: A Series by New Scientists Understanding the dynamics of soil microbiomes to ensure sustainable winter agriculture.    very New Year’s Day of my childhood, teenage years, and early 20s, I would wake up and join my mom in the preparations for her absolute favorite New Year’s dish. She would have the radio on, and we would listen to the entire Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert as we rolled the stewed beef and tomato sauce filling into […] The post A Microbial Ensemble appeared first on Terrain.org ..read more
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One Poem by Craig Van Rooyen
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6d ago
Mustard: On Turning 55 Mornings like this, when               the sky vacuums                            the back of my neck                            and the hills keep their secrets so smugly,               I think th ..read more
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Two Poems by Dennis Held
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1w ago
Planting Tulips in November This foolish ritual of fall, looking to spring: the trip to the feed store the bulbs half price.       But J., glorious J., who fell in love with gardening and me, even after the diagnosis: it’s a meme or stereotype, hands deep in the loam and eyes to the horizon where the future is hiding or at least concealed by the sky and not a metaphor in sight, just J.’s smile and real bees and […] The post Two Poems by Dennis Held appeared first on Terrain.org ..read more
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Letter to America by Carol Alexander
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1w ago
  Panopticon What it is to be seen without relief, skin knows. Glimpsing the face in corners, in a glass, on high— from Bentham’s belief in self-correcting sin the omniscient eye surveilles what the carapace does: blink, sneeze, fumble after a spark. Within the myriad cells we fear, hope to be watched. In the cloud images are tinted to outlast oblivion; at the ocean’s edge a circle was an idea traceable by a single stroke. One can acquire everything in […] The post Letter to America by Carol Alexander appeared first on Terrain.org ..read more
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Owls on the Wing: A Dual Review of Alfie & Me and The Wise Hours
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2w ago
  Alfie and Me: What Owls Know, What Humans Believe By Carl Safina W. W. Norton & Company | 2023 | 384 pages The Wise Hours: A Journey Into the Wild and Secret World of Owls By Miriam Darlington Tin House Books | 2023 | 336 pages   f nature writing is ever to engage and motivate its readers, it must “replicate the intensity of a personal relationship,” argued Jonathan Franzen in his essay “The Problem of Nature Writing.” Carl […] The post Owls on the Wing:<br> A Dual Review of <em>Alfie & Me</em><br> and <em>The Wise Hours</em> appeared fir ..read more
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One Poem by Chiwenite Onyekwelu
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2w ago
Breaking News The sentences were obtained from the following news sources: The New York Times, BBC, Aljazeera, Reuters, NBC News, Center for Preventive Action, National Public Radio, and Relief Web.   This war did not start a month ago.             Within this hell: Bombing & airstrikes        rocket fire         civilian casualties diseases         especially among infants           ..read more
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Letter to America by Bradley Allf
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2w ago
Two by Two Degrees The Big Man at Kitty Hawk sprays over the intercom: I have a big plane. Big. It’s a big plane and it’s perfect. The tarpaulin flexes against the aluminum while the hazard flags keel over on the beach. Trust me, I’m going to be your pilot, he rattles, you love me. My father was a pilot, I have a natural instinct for it. I know more about flying than Orville Redenbacher. Sand cliffs tumble into surf […] The post Letter to America by Bradley Allf appeared first on Terrain.org ..read more
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