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The Sun Interview

Not On Any Map Jack Turner On Our Lost Intimacy With The Natural World

by Leath Tonino

“Most people don’t know a single constellation and couldn’t point out Jupiter or Mars in the sky if their life depended on it. We are now a digital culture far removed from nature.”

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Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

My Mother And Mercy

by Jaquira Díaz

An inseparable bond

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Faith Of My Father

by Christy Shake

When suffering doesn’t make sense

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Fiction

Boys, Ten In All

by Joe Wilkins

“The first boy treads water and wipes at his face but doesn’t swim toward the ladder. The custody settlement is final now, which means his father gets him only two Saturdays a month, which means nothing his father says to him matters anymore.”

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Poetry

Solstice

by Elizabeth Nordeen
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Readers Write

In-Laws

by Our Readers

An unexpected harvest, a compromising position, a sympathetic ear

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In This Issue

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Sunbeams

We have always had reluctance to see a tract of land which is empty of men as anything but a void. The “waste howling wilderness” of Deuteronomy is typical. The Oxford Dictionary defines wilderness as wild or uncultivated land which is occupied “only” by wild animals. Places not used by us are “wastes.” Areas not occupied by us are “desolate.” Could the desolation be in the soul of man? 

John A. Livingston

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Letter to the Editor

If you’re thinking about writing us a letter, give in to the temptation.

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