On Tinder We Are Figments of O...

Aug 1, 2015 by

As I flipped through a hundred faces, ground rules quickly emerged. I wouldn’t talk to anyone holding a dead animal, no one posing in front of a truck, no shirtless pictures.

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Forward and Back: 2015

Aug 1, 2015 by

When we started the post calvin, we weren’t exactly sure how it would turn out. Now, with two years in the bag, we couldn’t be happier.

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Singing the Himno

Jul 31, 2015 by

It is not so hard to learn the language of a people, the food, the customs. It is so much harder to understand a people’s spirit.

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‘Everyone’s looking out of the...

Jul 30, 2015 by

He suggests that imagination is the essential component of sympathy. To imagination, I would add faith, also—faith that what you feel is maybe not so different from what I feel.

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The Backcountry Is Not a Wes A...

Jul 29, 2015 by

What if that’s how wilderness ends? When we forget its inherent value and stop listening to its story, we attempt to master it in control of our own narrative.

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Matter Over Mind

Jul 28, 2015 by

Family members are lured to the kitchen by the aroma and we sit to eat. We feed our bodies and remember that they matter. I understand now that life is physical.

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Ten Minutes

Jul 27, 2015 by

Then the boxes are labeled and slid into the corner, waiting ominously to be lugged onto a trailer. They speak a steady word: change is coming; change is here.

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I Won’t Be Far

Jul 26, 2015 by

I am not going to a warzone. I am going to the house next door, treated in Syria’s conflagration as the westward gutter, collecting blood and people.

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No Counting to the End

Jul 25, 2015 by

But then the form asked me to provide my “Duration of stay in Korea (days).” I put my pen down and looked up. It hit me then that I had no idea how long I would be here.

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Jul 24, 2015 by

The water of Lake Superior is bone-chillingly lovely in a way that could only be considered refreshing to someone whose brutalized bones could use a good, algid chill.

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