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Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Sparrow’s Guide To Meditation

Meditation teaches that change is constant. You fool yourself into believing that you are a fixed entity, but you are not. You are a river of transforming whims.

The Cat Years

He stops short, horrified that he has interrupted his employer during an emotional moment. Bishop quickly wipes away her tears and says, in Portuguese, Don’t worry, José. I’m only crying in English.

Top Ten

Abby has a progressive congenital disorder, fatal, and lives her young life with a deep-running current of wisdom in her spirit, a quiet equanimity to her understanding of what it means to be alive in a day that the rest of us can only feel as hint and shadow.

Fiction

Waiting For The Coywolf

I’ve read about a new creature called a “coywolf” — the offspring of a coyote and a timber wolf. That must have been what I saw. Waiting for it to reappear gives me something to do.

Readers Write

Nourishment

Dad’s leftover stew, the kids’ Lunchables, coffee and pie with a friend

Personal Stories By Our Readers ▸
One Nation, Indivisible

January 2020

Featuring Stephanie Mills, Jack Turner, Dave Foreman, and more.

Political Excerpts From Our Archives ▸
The Dog-Eared Page

Joyas Voladoras

Joyas voladoras, flying jewels, the first white explorers in the Americas called them, and the white men had never seen such creatures, for hummingbirds came into the world only in the Americas, nowhere else in the universe.

A Classic from the Bookshelf ▸
Quotations

Sunbeams

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.

Martin Buber

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