Essays

Immortal Ogallala

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In the Texas Panhandle, every season is drought season

The Heart

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He Was My First, Too

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A licensed surrogate partner helps a man have his first successful sexual encounter

How to Fix Everything

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The lifesaving effects of a home-cooked meal

El Valle, 1991

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An early lesson in strength and fragility.

The Desert Was His Home

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There are many things we don't know about Mr. Otomatsu Wada, and a few things we do

The Immortal Ones

Plants and Animals That Live Forever
Why them? What twist of fate conferred immortality on a jellyfish—and not us?

Charging Lions

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From the corral, the calls sounded again and again—loud, deranged by worry, a desperate mother’s cries of distress.

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