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Ashes to dust

Date stamp: 1977. The Cold War raged on. Nuclear war felt like a real possibility. Unemployment was skyrocketing. The planet seemed to be dying. Amid the gloom, British sculptor David Nash offered a gesture toward a brighter 21st century: He planted a ring of 22 ash… Read More

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Still singing

        Dylan Thomas marked turning 30 with a walk up Sir John’s Hill, a slope overlooking Laugharne, Wales, a walk he remembered in words as “Poem in October.” Mortality writhes in his verse, turning with the trail, twisting with views of the… Read More