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Our Muse

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Inspiration for a Novel Kevin McNeill with David McNeill Photos Courtesy of Kevin McNeill It looks just like the high country around Alexandra.” That was how I described Idaho over the phone to my wife, Sheila, comparing it
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Keith

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The Worst and the Best By Chuck Trunks From the middle of an oversized fabric couch in his dimly lit living room in Boise, with each sneaker firmly wedged on the side of a heavy coffee table, Keith
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Homegrown

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Life Lessons from the Garden By Mary Rogers I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but
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My Brown Skin

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In a White World By Olivia Malmgren Photos Courtesy of the Malmgren Family The author, a high school senior in Boise, wrote the following piece last fall for an English class assignment. It is published here with permission.
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On Old Hill Road

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Endangered Family Farms Stick Together Story and Photos by Richard Mouser In 2005, my family made the decision to move away from the suburban neighborhoods of Eagle and buy an old home in the outskirts of Boise, on
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Gopher Hunt

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When the Exterminator Fails By Kim Steinberg The Boise moon was a quarter-orb of bright light in the southern midnight sky. Later it morphed into a cloud of daytime moon. My cream-colored golden doodles, Sammy and Nala, moaned
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Hunkered Down

Posted on by Kim Steinberg / Comments Off on Hunkered Down

By Kim Steinberg This story is offered free in its entirety this month. I am not isolating, quarantining, or sheltering in place. I am hunkering down. My world, near the Boise foothills, has shrunk to a pearl in
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Lost in the Sprawl

Posted on by Sue Newcombe / Comments Off on Lost in the Sprawl

From Too Small to Too Big By Sue Newcombe “Where’s the rest of the store?” I asked the lady behind the counter at the department store in downtown Boise. The lady’s eyes widened in surprise. “What do you
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