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March/April 2009

Features

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read article Bucking a Stiff Ebb Tide

Text and photographs by Roger Pinckney

Off the Carolina coast, it's still possible to make a real living from real fishing.
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read article Muddy Hands

Paintings by Peter Kinney

Putting the art supplies provided by the planet to use.
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read article All You Can Eat

by Jim Carrier

Plunge into the disturbing world of America's favorite seafood.
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read article Artifice v. Pastoral

by Jay Griffiths

Championing an old idea over a surrealistically modern threat.
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read article The Forbidden Forest

Photographs and text by Jonathan Olley

How a long-ago war continues to generate casualties.
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read article A Walk in the Woods

by Richard Louv

Should children be guaranteed access to nature?

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read article Kidding Season

by Lydia Peelle

A story of flight and forgetting, punctuated by a flock of goats.
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Columns

Each Other—Where We Are

read article Sounds Like a Lot to Me

by Sandra Steingraber

The author shares her personal finances—and you should, too.
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Small Change

read article Plants Suck

by Bill McKibben

And that may turn out to be great news for our ailing planet.
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Lay of the Land

Departments

Sacred & Mundane

read article Sacred & Mundane

A Regular Department of Orion

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Sacred & Mundane

read article Spy Flies

by Kathleen Yale

Didn't you just know they were up to something?
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Point of View

read article The Adored, Buzzing Around Us

by Sharman Apt Russell

Finding beauty in unexpectedly beautiful creatures.
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Coda

read article Nails

by Katrina Vandenberg

A general store, a relic from an otherwise-abandoned small town in Minnesota, connects the author to thoughts about peak oil.
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Reviews

go to review The English Major, by Jim Harrison
go to review When God Is Gone, Everything Is Holy, by Chet Raymo
go to review American Buffalo, by Steven Rinella
go to review The Entire Earth and Sky, by Leslie Carol Roberts
go to review Nature's Beloved Son, by Bonnie J. Gisel, with images by Stephen J. Joseph; foreword by David Rains Wallace
go to review Holy Ground, Edited by Lyndsay Moseley and the staff of Sierra Club Books

Poetry

go to poem Be Here First, by Ellen Doré Watson
go to poem Ovid's List of Hounds, by F. Daniel Rzicznek
go to poem Eskimo whizzamajig, by Elizabeth Bradfield
go to poem The Plain Speech, by Mary Rose O'Reilley