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Person stands, holding a baby, in a desert landscape next to a sign that says "Sloan Canyon"

Imagining a landscape – then going

By Kate Blackwood / May 27, 2023

Can we only write about places we’ve been? My recent trip to a Nevada wilderness area provided a good test case.

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Closet musician

By Kate Blackwood / April 23, 2023

Disconnecting my pleasure in doing a thing from anybody’s reaction.

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Movies of the month: Love and Labor

By Kate Blackwood / March 18, 2023

In which the protagonists love what they labor at, interrupt love for labor, find love through labor, or, in the case of the last one, kidnap a sexist, egotistical boss and suspend him from the ceiling of his own country house.

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Red Cross Ash Wednesday

By Kate Blackwood / February 25, 2023

Instead of a grey cross made of ash imposed on my forehead, I received a certificate with a red cross in my email.

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