Krista Stevens
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  1. Small Town Gardener

    Marianne Willburn is the self-taught gardening expert behind Small Town Gardener, a collection of practical and humorous columns about creating the garden of your dreams.

    Animals
  2. On “Missing”

    Sara Dorner explores feelings with her four-year-old daughter. “Missing is remembering. How we long is an interpretation of our own worth in this world.”

    Family
  3. Art
    By Leanne Staples
  4. 500 Pens

    500 Pens is a coalition of writers and photographers covering social justice, activism, and advocacy efforts.

    Diversity
  5. True Untrue

    Jim reflects on overcoming addiction: “I had this weird thing where I had to accomplish all kinds of things, make up for the time that was lost to me, out of my control. You know what I mean?”

    Nonfiction
    Photo by David Sawyer
  6. “I had grown weirdly protective of my Franken-scar. I wanted it to remain messy and strange and a little puzzling. That felt right to me.”

    Personal Essay
  7. Donna-Louise Bishop on dealing with disappointment in a marriage: “Sometimes, even maybe most of the time, one of us has to love that little bit harder.”

    Relationships
  8. Centuri Aztarac: Finding THE Holy Arcade Grail

    The incredible story of the Centuri Aztarac: imagine finding a rare 80s arcade game languishing in a basement only to discover it was the personal machine of the man who coded the game.

    Culture
  9. Maybe We Can Make a Circle

    Nicole Piasecki comes full circle: “I always imagined that someday I would write you a letter, that someday you would hold it in your hands. That someday I would have the answers to all of the questions I never had the courage to ask.”

    Essay
  10. Arabesque No. 1

    Prose poetry by Lillian Kwok: “At the lake we begin like birds, sitting on the water cross-legged. Until our hearts grow bolder and we walk on water.”

    Poetry
    Photo by Stephen Lightfoot
  11. The Changeling

    Lillian Ann Slugocki reflects on her brother’s death: “I bore witness, and believe me, this is infinitely more difficult because it’s acknowledging that you are helpless, and power greater than you is in control.”

    Death
    Photo by Gina Easley
  12. Requiem II

    Beautiful poetry by Robert Okaji: Once I saw / a whale at dusk. Or rather I saw its / tail part the water and disappear / into darkness, an answer too complex / and sweet for tongues to comprehend.

    Poetry
  13. How I Went From Being An Apolitical to A Little More Political Asian

    Artist Lisa Lim on her political awakening: “I wanted Miles to learn to embrace and demand diversity. I wanted him to know there was no place for bullies, that includes the presidency.”

    Art
  14. Love at first sight (and in retrospect)

    In which Keerthi Purushothaman falls in love with a city: “If Goa were a man, I would be the clichéd weeping mess of a woman who met her soulmate fleetingly, but recognized when it was too late and the bed was cold.”

    Essay
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  15. Macdonald Farm

    Artist Shari Blaukopf renders Macdonald Farm in dramatic watercolor.

    Art
    By Shari Blaukopf