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The Drum

Issue 56. September 2015

ALISON MCGHEE Dispatch: Dummerston

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From a clearing in southern Vermont, Alison McGhee talks about the invention of a life, summoned from an idea and fashioned from the woods, the river rocks, and in the tiny house that rises up on the land.

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KYLA HANINGTON Dispatch: Saskatchewan

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A road trip across Canada settles in and on Saskatchewan as Kyla Haninhgton speaks of the pull of that province's open spaces, the tug even of its place names, its evocation of belonging.

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RISHI REDDI Dispatch: Telangana, India

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From the Shishu Vihar orphanage in Telangana, Rishi Reddi recounts her visits to the children during the holiday of Rhakhi Bandan--and to one boy in particular whom she and her daughter prepare to welcome to their family.

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HENRIETTE LAZARIDIS Dispatch: Papingo

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At the festival of Profitis Elias in Papingo, Greece, Henriette Lazaridis describes the celebration in the church square, and the always mournful revelry so apt for this summer's political upheaval.

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