Summer 2017: Water Issue

epiphany_ceremony_at_jordan-3Water 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 Sayles, who inspired many adventures

Sebastian Bitticks – Bailing Season
Melissa Wiley – Clam Music
Stacey Hohman McClain – 12 North
Olga Pavlinova Olenich – The Railway Friend
Alice Russell – Run
Gerard Sarnat – Zentral Europa Chronicles

Editor-in-Chief: Laurie Hovell McMillin
Assistant Editor: Jessica Grim
Tech and Editorial: Liam McMillin
Editorial: Ally Fulton, Koryn Kraemer

Cover Photo: “Epiphany Ceremony at Jordan,” from the collection of H. G. May Archaeology of Palestine, from Oberlin College Library Special Collections, Oberlin, Ohio.

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.

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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.”

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