Jonathan Musgrove

  • The Day I Saw the Emperor’s Clay Soldiers

    The day I saw the emperor’s clay soldiers. I thought I understood the end of things— blank faces staring back from 2,000 years. A farmer found…

  • Lunge With Martha

    Tell me again how you raised up. in the stirrups, held on tight. with your thighs, riding the colt. in circles with me as anchor. holding the…

  • Her Last Night at Home

    Her last night at home. she phoned, out of breath. I was still half asleep. when she said, "There's a bird, or a bat, loose in the house…

  • Crayfish Hunting

    Some small, tucked thing darts. from under a turned stone. before the water can clear. the mud cloud I created. by disturbing that wet dust. I…

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The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

Would people eat healthier if celery was called "cool celery?"

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This Japanese Inn Has Been Open For 1,300 Years

It's one of the oldest family businesses in the world.

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What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

Science cannot fully explain near-death experiences.

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Is Minneapolis the Best City in America?

No other place mixes affordability, opportunity, and wealth so well.

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