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Water Mask (The Alaska Literary Series)

In Water Mask, Monica Devine skis woodland trails with her baby on her back, navigates sea ice with Beaufort Sea whalers and whirls two thousand feet above the tundra with a rookie bush pilot. She negotiates the death of her father, and the near loss of her family's cabin on the Copper River. Reflections on family, place, memory, work, perception and art are woven into a seductive a land that both beguiles and rejects.


Sometimes I'm too busy communicating to think; sometimes I'm too busy reading about writing or reading about photography that I don't actually DO either one. This was never so much ...
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Rushing Into Summer

  All the wild things are out in full bloom, already, and I can feel the press of numerous yard chores hovering over me: pulling weeds, pruning, stump removal, and ...
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Take Back Your Crayons!

    Remember when you were a little kid, and the actions of drawing and coloring flowed freely, without thought, angst or reservations? One of my fondest memories is getting ...
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Some Women Take Vitamins and Some Buy Peach Blossoms

These words by L. Falcone, author of "Moving Days" moved me plenty in my exploration of the art and beauty evidenced in everyday life here in Florence. "Life is for ...
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Easter Sunday in Florence, Italy

Today is Easter Sunday in Florence. We arrived two days prior and found our apartment down a narrow cobble-stoned street lined with restaurants and shops. Florence is a magical city, ...
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Fear of Beauty?

Wednesday we leave for a month-long trip to Europe and Morocco. Hopefully, we'll have many opportunities to duck into internet cafes. They seem to be in some of the most ...
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