Dinner With The Magician

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She called just a day before she would be rolling through town, hope dripping round the corners of her question. Was there a chance I might be available for a visit when she passed through? It would be a quick stay, just overnight, but wouldn’t it be lovely? Gratefully, our days are wide open as […]

Is that a Restaurant in Your Garage?

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“Don’t be a hoarder.” Austin Kleon’s brilliant little book Show Your Work dropped that word into my heart like a rock. “Hoarder.” But too tired at the end of a long day, I drifted off to sleep and prayed, What is here for me, Lord? At the beginning of last year, two friendly guys unloaded a truckload full of […]

March Zine, Oh Baby!

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This is my sweet spot. The night before the big game—when I’m tired, but too excited to sleep. The eve of zine-day always feels like that. By the time this is published, I will be fast asleep, but probably dreaming of copy edits and colorful pages and babies—there are a lot of babies mentioned in […]

Good News For Girls: Valentines + Selfies + Empathy Library

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Advocates! Maria Keller, 5th grader, reader, has distributed 1 million books to kids who lacked access to reading material. Xiao Meili walks across China to raise awareness of sexual violence. Yeliz Yuksel takes risks a lot to bring women’s hockey to a conservative town in northeast Turkey. Seeking to end the practice of FGM in […]

A Wake-Up Call

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By Jana Gering | Twitter: @jana_kaye “Beauty and Grace are performed whether or not we sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” —Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek I never expected I would have a studio art degree, to be very honest, but one drawing class turned into an art class […]