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A French press and oranges on a picnic table.
madame.furie / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/madame_furie


When I first began camping, it seemed like so much work. 

We Have A Language Problem

Mar 29, 2019
The Tower of Babel, depicted by Renaissance painter Pieter Breugel, figures in a Genesis story that seeks to explain why there are different languages spoken throughout the world.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder circa 1563-1565 / Public domain

Every night, I cuddle with my preschooler and I tell him he’s my prince. Not just my prince — “Mera shehaazda.”

The Smith College campus in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Patrick Giblin / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/inkyhack

 

A recent survey conducted by Smith College found that only a meager 3 percent of students identify as “conservative.” From over 1,000 respondents, only two identified as “very conservative.”

An Ode To Wooden Boats, Even Building Them

Mar 12, 2019
A group representing Renbrook School in West Hartford, Connecticut, races a St. Ayles skiff built at the school.
Mercedes Maskalik / Courtesy Toby Goodrich

Floating in a wooden boat soothes the soul.

A female cardinal.
Eric Kilby / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/ekilby

Birds in winter may be drab, like us, but they're there.

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