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The Gift of Water

By Kathleen Heideman There is a fish in me,” claimed the poet Carl Sandburg. John Muir said, “Rivers flow not past, but through us.” Overly poetic? How about this: “We exist to advance the sources of creation and creativity. Refresh your mind and restore your body. Life. Water. Inspiration.” This label adorns a water bottle—“LIFE […]

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Attending every tiny funeral

by Kathleen Heideman “…we need to be acutely sensitive to these faint echoes on the wind, because they carry an important message.”—Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin, The Sixth Extinction I am trying to explain something important. With a stick, I draw the crude outline of Upper Michigan in damp sand. I mark the heart—Marquette County. I […]

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