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  1. Wild Art, Wild at Heart: The Albany Bulb

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    Just north of Berkeley, California beside San Francisco Bay, a former construction trash landfill site has been left undeveloped for more than thirty years. During that time, homeless people from…

  2. Surprised by Love: A Grandfather's Late Life Discovery

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    At age 71, Leonard Pitt discovers late-life love for a grandson whose birth he initially opposed. The unfolding of his relationship with Miles, son of Leonard's adopted son, reawakens his appreciation…

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    • Seahenge: The Outer Reaches of the Berkeley Pier

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      The municipal pier in Berkeley, California is moored in the Bay Area's colorful maritime history. Two commercial piers were built in the mid-nineteenth century to offload lumber and other materials…

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      • Father, Father: Only Love Can Conquer Hate. Dwight Elder Uses the Camera to Stem Youth Violence

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        Dwight Elder grew up in Funktown, a neighborhood riddled by youth violence in Oakland, California, a city with one of the nation's highest rates of homicide. His father lived and died by the…

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        • Hanoi Revisited: 1968-2013

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          From the perspective of half a century later, two one-time antiwar activists recall their secret trip to Hanoi in the spring of 1968. David Tobis was one of three young students with whom I traveled…

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          • Life in Slow Mo: Living Better By Rushing Less

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            In a global culture dominated by the impatience of youth, counted in nanoseconds and fueled by “just-in-time” supply chains, everything needs to be done “yesterday” since today…

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            • Bhutan: Gross National Happiness. From Private Wealth to Public Well-Being

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              Nestled in the Himalayas between frenzied Leviathans China and India, the tiny nation of Bhutan, with a population of under 800,000 citizens, follows its own very different drummer. Inspired by a…

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              • Back to the Garden: Cocoa's Role in Reviving Tropical Biodiversity

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                We all know chocolate as a deliciously sinful treat, but the beans from which it's made are one of the healthiest foods on earth. And they could yet play a key role in reviving a highly diverse…

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                • Love LIfe: Steve Fugate's Long Walk From Heartbreak to Gratitude

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                  Following the suicide of his son, Steve Fugate, a self-described "regular guy" from Vero Beach, Florida, began hiking the highways of America with a sign on his backpack with two simple…

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                  • Just Keep Goin' On: The Temescal Street Fair

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                    Each July for the past ten years, the neighborhood of Temescal in North Oakland has hosted a street fair. In a city known to outsiders as a pale shadow of San Francisco and as the urban area with…

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