Tag: personal essay
Natural Birth in the New AmericaApril 2016
Ina May Gaskin’s Spiritual Midwifery and the back-to-the-land movement.
Running StillApril 2016
Obsession as symptom, cause, and cure.
Sarah Menkedick: Caught in the MiddleOctober 2015
Reflections on a family whose heritage spans borders, but whose separate experiences continues to divide them in their own home.
Julia Ingalls: Crush + VisionJuly 2015
Revealing the unexpected, rejuvenating powers of a crush.
Penny Guisinger: Route Nine, Bangor to LubecJuly 2014
There’s drunk driving, and then there’s hungover driving.
Chris Wallace: Bathtub RevelationsJuly 2014
On a regimen of twice-daily baths and the life lessons learned therein.
Margaret Sowell: A St. Joseph’s WalkMarch 2014
American South: On returning to family roots in New Orleans and finding an altogether different kind of tribe.
Nadja Tesich: On SeductionFebruary 2014
Do you speak French? No? You ought to, just a bit.
Francisco Cantú: VentanaAugust 2013
A former Border Patrol agent recalls his first encounter with a body in the desert.
Elizabeth Kadetsky: MothsMay 2013
You’ve never liked spring, as if its optimism, that sense of opportunity, is something you can never match.
Rose Lichter-Marck: Circling the SeaOctober 2012
A photographer explores an accidental sea in the desert, and a romance—both very much in flux—and returns with this meditation on transformation, control, and the truths we can learn from geology.