Laura Pritchett observes how composing a firm response to email intrusions, and accepting the same, can reopen the quiet wonders of life away from a computer screen.
“Bless the Birds” chronicles a journey to the end of a partner’s life
In this heart-wrenching excerpt, the author and her partner settle in for a working residency, knowing their time together has been cut short.
Laura Pritchett: Just passing through, sandhill cranes remind us of the peace in wild things
Nuclear forces on high alert. Two million evacuees. Photos of bloody children and haunted eyes. The potential for escalation. The knowledge that humans have the weaponry to end all life, shatter this amazing, spinning blue ball, and that our economies and power structures and governments and egos have put those weapons into the hands of […]
Video opinion: Battle over San Luis Valley water draws in sandhill cranes
Sandhill cranes have been migrating through the San Luis Valley of Colorado for thousands of years. The Rio Grande River likely attracted the first cranes to the Valley, providing the ideal habitat and abundant food resources that they required to complete their migration. Early settlers brought agriculture to the San Luis Valley with them. To […]