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I am enjoying my summer so far. Walking every morning with my neighbor, reading a ton of new books, teaching summer writing classes, and eating chocolate ice cream has been very relaxing. But now that August is here, I’m thinking about planning a mini-vacation to a destination that sounds fun. I want to try new experiences so that I can write about them for future columns.

I’m ...

The Art of Protecting Water

We take water for granted.

Elizabeth Phelps Meyer does not.

“Water is the first medicine,” she says. “We use it to heal, to cleanse, to live. We are disconnected from all this in our culture, but Native Americans are not.”

When the visual arts educator and interdisciplinary artist became aware in 2016 of the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline by the ...

We all scream for ice cream... and fro-yo!

A few weeks ago, some of the girls in the office were craving fro-yo and invited me along. I think I may have had frozen yogurt in my past but it didn’t leave enough of an impression for me to actually be sure. However, they were raving about it and I’m game for trying almost anything and then of course, talking about it. After the hilarious adventure of “tasting” the ...

Quoth the Raven, ‘Caw’

One of the things I do actually love about the suburbs is the quiet. Of course, the quiet mostly happens in short spurts between clamorous bouts of home construction, lawn mowers, garbage trucks, cicadas, and dogs barking. But when I do get it, it’s glorious.

So, naturally, as I was having one of those brief, late afternoon quiet moments on my deck, a bird suddenly landed on my deck ...

Stopping the Presses

Last week it was announced that the Daily News had laid off half its editorial staff. The parent company, the aptly named Tronc, Inc., explained that the layoffs were necessary in order to focus on its online media. If you plan to get all your news online, you probably know by now that the internet is a great place to find cat videos. Do you hear “laurel” or “yanni?” Did ...