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Being With Plants: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.” — Wangari Maathai, Kenyan political, social, and environmental activist

Living the Creative Life: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“When I refer to ‘creative living,’ I am speaking more broadly. I’m talking about living a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear.” — Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

Resiliency, Energy, and Hope in 2023: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“No matter what you do you are part of history. If you buy an orange or ride in a car or decide to have a baby, you are making history. Don’t tell yourself that it is not up to you to write the true history. Who is to write it if not you? You live it. You make it. You write it.” — Meridel Le Sueur

Problems Into Action: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“If the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” — Madeleine L’Engle

Land Remembers: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“I was struck by how our understanding of the place we live is shaped as much by what we do know about its history as what we don’t know."

What’s in a River: Editor’s Letter and TOC

"All water has a perfect memory." – Toni Morrison

What Is Melanated Main Street: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“We cannot have a healed society, we cannot have change, we cannot have justice, if we do not reclaim and repair the human spirit.” — Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Post-Dobbs: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“A patient said to me, ‘You’ve given me my future back.’ When somebody says that to you, how do you not keep going?” — Tammi Kromenaker, clinic director at Red River Women’s Clinic in Moorhead

What Matters to Us: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” — Angela Davis

The Under 30 Issue: Editor’s Letter and TOC

"When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape." — Louise Erdrich, The Plague of Doves

Defusing Patriarchal Violence: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“Feminism asks: what would it be to end the political, social, sexual, economic, psychological, and physical subordination of women? It answers: we do not know, let us try and see.” — Amia Srinivasan

Reading Into It: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.” — Annie Dillard