Wednesday, 8 Feb 2023
Issue: Summer 2017: Water Issue

Summer 2017: Water Issue

Water runs through a number of these pieces — to calm, to claim, to muddy. We think of the way travelers are pulled into spaces, often despite themselves, seeking a level, running well-worn paths, nudging a way. Dedicated to Ellen

Clam Music

As I sat alone those few days without my husband, I watched men watching me the same way clams must watch fishermen skulking along shoals where their shadows lengthen.

12 North

“Everyone at work asked me why I agreed to drive so far to come out here when there are other beaches much closer,” my mom is saying, “and I tell them that there’s just something about this place.”


I look up, and the TV reads, “Bipolar depression is different.” What is a pattern?