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January 2022

News & Notes

Magazine Give and Take: Update

September 16, 2021

More Chris Bursk poems

September 9, 2021
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The Sun Interview

The Desert Within

Douglas Christie On The Power Of Silence And Contemplation

There was a value placed on listening as closely as possible to the mysterious silence that supports existence, which is both the actual silence of the desert landscape and the silence of the self in contemplation.

Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Penned

Drugs can make us do stupid things — though, to be fair, drugs can also help us meet formidable demands. Meth can make you work hard as hell, the way my mom did, doing a full-time job at a farm-equipment company on weekdays and part-time retail jobs on weekends, until it all came crashing down.

By Jonathan Winston Jones
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

The Devil Takes Back

No one would admit that they’d stolen my phone, so Manager threatened to call a juju priest to settle the issue spiritually.

By Blessing J. Christopher
Fiction

The River Corrib

Lovely things, the railings. When it’s raining just right — half raining, the way it so often does here — the spiderwebs spun across the rails collect mist and shine, so that the Corrib looks like it’s swathed in sequined cloth.

By Mohan Fitzgerald
Readers Write

Trash

Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage

By Our Readers