Patricia Clark

  • Viewshed

    A twenty-inch feather with black bars. Stones I’ve picked up. An acorn with its cap beside it like a cup. Chunks of gypsum from a mine I…

  • My Father on a Bicycle

    If you ever saw my father in shorts, you wouldn't forget his stick-thin legs, the knees knobby as windfall dwarf apples. And the only time I…

  • Riverside Ghazal

    Most watery of all the trees, these willows. stand in water. Ice pools around the ankles of willows. A tree's name should reveal its…

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

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Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

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The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

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Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

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Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

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Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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