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Faster Than We Thought

An excerpt from The World as We Knew It: Dispatches from a changing climate, edited by Amy Brady and Tajja Isen. I grew up in Qatar, a tiny peninsula off the Continue reading

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Why Queer Nature?

I believe we all carry places inside us: biomes of identity and imagination central and individual to each of us. Mine happens to be the hilly fields of a Minnesota dairy Continue reading


The Glowing Muse

One of my first assignments as a young reporter at the El Paso Times was to follow a couple of scorpion experts into the desert after dark. They strapped snake chaps Continue reading