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California Streaming
R. L. | 09/05/2021

A drive north, up the central coast, never fails to inspire.  The air grows dramatically fresher.  Cleaner.  Crisper.  Drifting a tad closer to nature. Reinvigorates my spirits.  Rejuvenates my soul. 

Places
Maria Kholodova | 09/05/2021

I was a close contact of someone who tested positive for Covid-19. To UC Berkeley, I am ‘unvaccinated’. I am not. During the summer, I received both doses of the...

The Greek Hour
Elisa Vovos | 09/05/2021

God summons Jonah, an Israelite in the Old Testament, into becoming a prophet. When Jonah refuses, he ends up being thrown in the sea and spends three days and three...

After My Fall
R. L. | 08/24/2021

Today, the outside I see appears hazy. Plain and simple. Misty with an occasional blast of drizzle.  I pretend I’m elsewhere. I want to change everything but my thoughts remain...

French Identity – pt.2
Caroline Levin | 08/19/2021

France, the country, increasingly looks different. With a non-white population taking up more visibility than a couple decades back, questions are being raised concerning what French identity means.

Firwood Crossing
S.R. Landon | 08/05/2021

Karl Gorton lived near the end of a windswept cul de sac in Firwood. His daughter Colleen, now based in Indonesia, had gone to Bali on vacation and fallen in...

A Mother’s Strength
Irini Spyrou | 08/02/2021

She grabbed her daughter, desperate to hold her small, squirming body down. Both were exhausted, and Haila was unable to remember the last time that she had slept through the...

French Identity – pt.1
Caroline Levin | 07/19/2021

Heavy beat music playing through the speakers surround a stage for a potential DJ set, drinks at the open bar, an all-round young diverse crowd… the energy somehow feels like...

Liar’s Poker
S.R. Landon | 07/14/2021

A raging burst of mendacity clouds the nation’s skies.  A loser pretends to be a winner.  Can’t accept what happened and just let go. The question is who we’ll find...

Frozen Sweat
S.R. Landon | 07/05/2021

A tent city.  Sidewalks crammed.  A pop-up colony of geometric domes. Gray stretch plastic structures.  All generously donated. Each tagged with an American flag. Stars and stripes on guard duty.