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21 Roadside Spills

  A semi driver swerves around a herd of deer, and just like that, molasses oozes onto the streets of Wagontire, Oregon.         A truck turns over in Continue reading

Lay of the Land

The Woman Who Owned the Sea

I AM STANDING on Yolanda Beach. The edge of the world. One edge, anyway. East of the Philippines, where the island of Samar meets the Pacific. Samar, a sound like the Continue reading

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Visiting Rachel

“PRIMAVERA SILENZIOSA.” So reads the cover of the Italian edition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It sits on the desk beside me—the small built-in desk looking out on a thicket of Continue reading