How Cooking Saved My Life

By Celena Chong When you’re five, nothing gives you more pleasure than piecing together tiny wooden blocks that resemble a misshapen pile of firewood. The finished product is a log cabin, but your mind wanders too much to follow simple instructions. At that stage in life when you think kissing boys is completely out of…

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Florilegium Contemporarium

by Linda-Marlena Bucholtz Ross  The following works, Florilegium Contemporarium, is an excerpt from a series of photographs by artist Linda-Marlena Bucholtz Ross. As a personal anthology of fragmented flowers, Linda-Marlena stages these images as elegant specimens in temporal space. In creating these images, a ritual, and a process of nourishment connects the photographer, with the…

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At an Untenable Distance

By Michael Gatzke “But sometimes silence – in a screaming world – is stronger…” In the words of Günter Seubold from the essay “Aesthetics of Silence” in “Silence and Being” (2014): “Silence is fundamental for every individual, for every culture as a whole. A culture that forgets that and sets it on “full droning” is…

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Nourish

By Nicole Murayama Nir ___ ____ __________   My alarm gently buzzes me awake. ___ I make my way to our dimly lit kitchen and fill the kettle with water. Water is life. Water is a gift. Water is sacred. And in these times, a privilege. Each day begins with an acknowledgement of the nourishment…

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