Editor’s column: To Life! by Jennifer Browdy

For many millennia on Earth, the cycles of life and death flowed smoothly, predictably. Then came humans—the ultimate invasive species—destabilizing the climate and disrupting the planetary ecosystems. Now, in a mere hundred years, industrial agriculture, global...
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Great Barrington MA One of First Towns in United States to Ban Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

Students to town: “Our generation is fed up with the pollution and toxicity that we have inherited. We want change.”

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From the Editors: Keep Your Creative Fires Burning!

At Fired Up! we want to know: What do you care about? What makes your heart sing or your blood boil?

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Great Barrington MA One of First Towns in United States to Ban Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

Students to town: “Our generation is fed up with the pollution and toxicity that we have inherited. We want change.”

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Leaving Neverland, by Samantha Watson

It’s not that Neverland is so great. It’s just that it holds such a sense of possibility.

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An inside look at “Depression Culture,” by Lexi Loyot

Having a mental illness is a journey of guilt.

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The PEBL Diaries by Uli Nagel

Uli Nagel continues her journey through Florida by PEBL, seeking to raise awareness about climate change, and to learn more about the impact of climate change in southern Florida.

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Berkshire Earth Expo 2018

Photos from the 2018 Earth Expo, presented by The Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Living the Change Berkshires, 350MA-org Berkshire Node, and many other affiliated organizations and businesses.

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Sometimes there are no words, by Deb Koffman

Sometimes there are no words, only feelings, by Deb Koffman

I hope that my work encourages your well-being, helping you navigate your emotional and mental life more easily.

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Opposite Colors, by Raquel Partnoy

A new series of paintings, “Opposite Colors,” exposes an Argentina divided by the hatred generated by the forces of neoliberalism.

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Photographer Rodney Tate Captures the Beauty of Birds

Photographer Rodney Tate of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, is out almost every day capturing images of birds–especially the shore birds and eagles that stalk and soar around the beaches near his home. 

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Visitation, by Adrian Dunn

she reads the signs

she sees her future

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On a lone and silent hill, by Geraldine Sinyuy

Nature is crippled in our city.

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To the Girls Who Weep, by Claudia Maurino

I know no word has ever felt as true

as the world calamity

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Two Poems by Phyllis Carito

we need a righting reflex

some transformation,

twist, and recover– like a cat —

pinned with our belief

that an open heart

can be a call for unity,

can land us on our feet.

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An excerpt from SLIPPER, by Hester Velmans

SLIPPER is the story of a poor orphaned stepchild, a would-be princess, whose search for one true love or another takes her all over 17th century England, France and the Low Countries. Born under mysterious circumstances, she grows up to be a dreamer, a cinder sweep, a runaway, a camp follower, a kisser of frogs, a beggar, a thief, a mother and an artist. Along the way she learns what to do about men. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that her life is a fairy tale come true.

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Can a Tree Teach Race Relations? Magnolia Justice, by Jana Laiz

I often dream entire passages or lines for books I’m writing and one night, I woke with this line, “I remember the Winter long ago, the one that lingered like regret.” I had to rustle around in my bedside table to find paper and pen to write it down. When your dreams offer you lines like that, you don’t say no. Later that same day, my husband came into my office and said, “You should write a story about a lynching tree from the point of view of the tree.”

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