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Varadero, a Colombian reef

The Heroic Reef

The corals of Varadero have endured five hundred years of human conflict, but they may not survive Colombia’s fragile peace. Read Full

25 Jan 2017
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Painting of Alex von Humboldt in his study

Five books that helped me survive 2016

Five books that I read in the past year that changed the way I think. Read Full

17 Dec 2016
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Eliot Glacier, Mount Hood

In post-fact America, stories still win

A blog post from Inside Higher Ed about how we can fight the decidedly un-enlightened vision of the incoming regime. Read Full

15 Dec 2016
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Camera and vineyard wall

Back to Burgundy – Three Days of Glory

Heading back to Burgundy to make a film about a tough year and a great wine celebration. Read Full

09 Sep 2016
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Open book in front of Netflix screen

A visual storyteller’s guide to active consumption

How to keep yourself on the active side of the consumption equation. Read Full

03 Sep 2016
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Family on a boat next to a freighter

Plunder on the Spanish Main

Feeling like a pirate leaving Cartagena not with a ship full of stolen Spanish plunder, but with a treasure of stories of the people working to save a small piece of of threatened reef. Read Full

30 Jul 2016
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What to read this summer: recommendations from writers who teach

A pair of fiction writers and teachers offer their summer reading picks. Read Full

13 Jul 2016
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Zester Daily – Burgundians dig deep to face climate change

I returned to Burgundy for the first time since writing my novel Vintage. Read Full

11 Jul 2016
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From disaster cassoulet to La Belle Époque

Within the span of a single day, I recently experienced the best and worst French meals of my life. Read Full

26 Jun 2016
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Cartograph Wines

Small wine clubs

How and why to join a small wine club or two. Read Full

13 Apr 2016
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David Baker by teslathemes