Poetry
Rural Life
Rediscovering magic at the county fair
Being back at the Lac Qui Parle County Fair immediately transported me to the days of my youth as I [...]
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Poetry
Shining the light of poetry: Naomi Shihab Nye
Meeting Your Favorite Poet: Naomi Shihab Nye There she is. I know that voice. I’ve heard it through a tiny, [...]
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Rural Life
Creating space in the granary studio
There is a therapy in fields – east, west, nothing speaks but the sky. … Could I live like this? [...]
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Travel
Defining success: my fight with a stranger in paradise
So there we were in San Juan, having recently arrived in Puerto Rico to attend the wedding of our former [...]
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Poetry
A new year: pushing the limits of our creative minds
A new year is upon us. This means something unique for everyone - for some it's the start of tax [...]
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Poetry
The power of beautiful words
Two and a half years ago, I made the somewhat obscure decision to buy a collection of hand-lettered items from a [...]
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Travel
Amidst the thick darkness in Vilnius
I visited Lithuania for the first time this summer after my friend found $18 round trip plane tickets from Malmö, Sweden [...]
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Poetry
What do you want to remember?
The poet William Stafford asks the following in his beloved poem, "You Reading This, Be Ready": Starting here, what do [...]
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Travel
On sabbatical: finding my hidden self
In the pursuit of reclaiming my life, I’ve spent the last six months on sabbatical filling my days with travel [...]
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Poetry
What choice do we have?
How do we go on living, moving, breathing, and creating knowing that our nation is so divided? I woke up [...]
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