So much of modern culture seems bent on eliminating humanity from life itself. In many instances, this is identified as progress. But is it?

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2018
There are times in your life that mark changes in your composition. Our trip to Antarctica was one of those times. It’s a continent without native people, but where wildlife thrives in an unpredictable environment. It’s a world without infrastructure. The scale is otherworldly and the landscape staggeringly, breathlessly beautiful. It is a…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2017
It took Phileas Fogg 80 days to go around the world in Jules Verne’s classic novel. It took closer to three years for a Shadyside couple to complete their residence, a mélange of influences from their international lives and travels. The result is a journey of a different sort; a home that reflects…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading International Influences
So I’m hauling eight of us — my wife Kay, her brother and his wife, her sister and her husband, and their two Irish cousins Ann and Peggy — down this dinky road in the farmland outside Galway, Ireland, in a blue beast the rental agency calls a “mini-​bus.” Peggy is riding shotgun (“Careful of this turn…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2015
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