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Making Lemonade

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

In a collection of six short stories he compiled and called "after the quake," Haruki Murakami describes the lives of six random people in the immediate aftermath of the 1995 earthquake that killed 6,434, injured 43,792, and displaced 310,000 citizens of the city of Kobe, Japan.

An American Arcadia - Wilkes County, North Carolina: A Riposte to Katherine Faw Morris

Pietros Maneos | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Pietros Maneos

After researching various avant-garde agrarian adventures such as black truffle cultivation and saffron, I chanced upon a property with an existing black truffle orchard in the tiny town of Moravian Falls, which is located in Wilkes County.

Carnival Season Ends, Clock Ticks Until Next

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

My buddy Tyrone was at the office trailer window last week at this time talking to a microphone and the owner, who was behind a bullet proof windo...

Captain Morgan, Batman and Pursuit of Satisfaction

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 11.21.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

I've changed sides in the carnival world, I've gone from "ride jockey" running rides to "jointee," working games.

But Time Meanwhile Is Flying

Mario Livio | Posted 01.27.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The fact that we have an arrow of time is a direct consequence of the initial cosmological conditions. Since we appear to be living in a forever-accelerating universe, the entropy will continue to rise, leading eventually to a cold death.

What Work Is: What Labor Day, the Poet Laureate, Adderall, Mountain Biking, and the Philosopher Horace have in Common

Michael Henry | Posted 11.09.2011 | Denver
Michael Henry

Perhaps I needed to have already experienced Labor Day 2011 in order to begin contemplating the meaning of Labor Day, and the idea of labor, and how it relates to the craft of writing, and the work of our daily lives.