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Three white birds standing in water

What the birds tell me on my birthday

By Kate Blackwood / September 8, 2021

I look for bird omens, especially on my birthday. Here’s what three egrets and a blue heron predict for my year to come.

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Read of the week: Lake

By Kate Blackwood / September 5, 2021

I took a break from most things this week to spend time reading the surface, waves, and moods of Lake Huron.

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Read of the week: A country without music

By Kate Blackwood / August 22, 2021

My hope for young musicians in Afghanistan living in fear is that they will find music in their minds. Beyond this, I feel helpless.

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A sunset reflected in still water of a lake

Read of the Week: A valley cut in the shape of his heart

By Kate Blackwood / August 8, 2021

I have moments when I’m afraid I’m losing touch with the world. Sidhu’s essay helps me to remember that by tuning in to my immediate surroundings, I gain an intimate knowledge of a place that’s now cut in the shape of my heart.

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