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    'Me. We.'

    He’d already conquered Yvon Becaus, Gennady Shatkov, Tony Madigan, and the entire Olympic Village. Before arriving in Rome 60 years ago, he’d laid waste to more than 100 amateur boxers, nearly all American boxing writers, and his own fear of flying. Read more

    Jun 1, 2020

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    Stories

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    The Bounty of Blackberries

    Some of my fondest childhood memories center on countless days spent plucking the fruits of the good Earth. Foremost among these was picking what is far and away the best known of the wild brambles, the luscious and pretty much ubiquitous blackberry. Read more

    Jun 1, 2020

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    Food+Drink

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    How Can It be Wrong if It Grows Wild?

    Sipping a pint of beer in the back of the Wicked Weed Funkatorium in the South Slope neighborhood of Asheville, North Carolina, Charles Humphrey scans the wide room, a vaulted ceiling hovering high above the quickly assembling audience. Read more

    Jun 1, 2020

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    Art+Music

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    An Artist Remembered

    Have you ever been stopped in your tracks at the sight of a splendid natural landscape? Perhaps captured by the glory, even divinity, of a place in the world with perfect symmetry and order? Perfect for you? Read more

    Jun 1, 2020

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    Art+Music

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    July on the Water

    Independence Day dawned clear and warm, the blazing sun a fitting precursor to the fireworks to come that evening. It was a beautiful day, save for the heat, so when some friends invited my boyfriend and I for a canoe trip, yes was an easy answer. Read more

    Jun 1, 2020

    12:00 AM

    Outdoors

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    Gravity Defied

    A light mountain breeze wends its way through the leafy canopy, dispersing some of the summer heat. The air is fresh, and around you life bristles and buzzes blue above, green all around. A long deep breath feels good. Read more

    Jun 1, 2020

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    Outdoors

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    Understanding Underrated Flies

    Although life takes a seemingly endless variety of forms, the land lubbers of Earth share some basic experiences that bind us all together. Read more

    Jun 1, 2020

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    Outdoors

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    Hornets’ Nest

    My dog Bandit and I often walk down our rural road, passing a pasture where cows come to the fence to watch us. Recently I looked up at the winter-white sky and spied a large hornets’ nest hanging from a sycamore tree. Read more

    Jun 1, 2020

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    Stories

  • Photo Essay, April/May 2020

    Bryan Yerman

    Apr 1, 2020

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    Stories

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    Fried Pies

    I’ve always held you can tell mountain southerners from all other southerners by the kind of fried pie they prefer. Read more

    Apr 1, 2020

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    Food+Drink

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    Early Flowers Get the Sun

    Spring usually surprises us with an uncontained vigor and natural beauty that we tend to forget during the quiet of winter. This brilliance is not merely an illusion created by cabin fever, however. Read more

    Apr 1, 2020

    12:00 AM

    Outdoors