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What Can Cranes Teach You?

“Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.”—Mary Oliver The cranes’ visit. Last week, on a side road off Nebraska Interstate 80, I heard them first, the “music of an angelic avian chorus” as naturalist Paul A. Johnsgard describes the strains

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Why “Sense of Place” Matters: In Writing and in Life

Sense of Place in Writing For as long as I can remember, I have felt a connection with the landscape, and believe that a sense of place matters a great deal—both in life and in writing. We live out our lives against a backdrop of mountains or deserts, the prairie, city streets, or the ocean,

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Lookin’ for Love: In All the Wrong Places

 [Love] is art’s most powerful and enduring muse, fuel for the creative process, more potent than anything the world has known. –Maria Popova   Priming the pump. Songwriter Johnny Lee and I have something in common– I [am] lookin’ for love in all the wrong places. For if love is the most powerful muse, why is

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