The 84th Problem

The 84th Problem

When the engine started to sputter halfway across Lake Neville, I should have worried. But instead, I gave the accelerator a kick and the boat jerked a bit then sped up, running smoothly again. The day was perfect. Overhead, an endless sky. On the water, light gleamed...
Blueberry Days

Blueberry Days

Out of the mouths of birds That’s what I’m thinking As I pick They fly into the trees at my approach And from their lofty seats They scold me anxiously Oh, not the biggest Not the best A golden doe and fawn Have bounded to the thicket At my step And Mother snorts at...
Ubuhle: 
The Art of Independence

Ubuhle: 
The Art of Independence

THE LIGHT, COLOR, AND ART OF SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN AT THE CURRIER Before Ntombephi Ntobela inspired a new tradition of South African art, she was making and selling beaded jewelry to supplement the income of her husband, a migrant sugarcane cutter working on a...
Celebrate These Creative Lights

Celebrate These Creative Lights

OUR WINTER HARVEST OF FOUR LOCAL CRAFTSPEOPLE Sibel Alpaslan, Erin Finney, Peter Happny, and Kathleen Litchfield represent a small portion of area artisans whose work warms the winter season with color, movement, and the fire-kindled nature of craft. We are lucky that...