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At Sea with Scientists, I Learned What It Means to Be an Explorer
We think of explorers in terms of what they discovered—the Eureka moment, not the search. The search is imperfect and frustrating and owes you nothing.
PelicanBedknobs and Broomsticks
okay the possibility is now a reality for someone to join me at sea in the Gulf of Mexico to do deep-sea work with a remote-operated vehicle . . . What I am looking for is anyone who can help us do outreach to the public. Writers, photographers, artists, makers, creators working in any medium.
The research you do is ripe for metaphors about life and adaptability, which is exactly what a good essay requires.
It looks like I have a free spot on the upcoming cruise. Would love to chat with you more and see if you are still interested in joining us.
Science of the South
Eden Robins writes short stories, novels, essays, and decision-making software about health insurance. Her writing has appeared in USAToday, Apex, LA Review of Books, and Shimmer, and she co-produces a monthly live lit series in Chicago called Tuesday Funk. Eden has an uncanny habit of abandoning creative projects just as they're starting to gain traction, including Brain Harvest magazine, and the podcast Should I Worry About This? She lives in Chicago and tweets grumpily @edenrobins.
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Walking in Memphis
On trying to do good and live up to my father's expectations.
Horse Experience: Notes on Recovery from the Louisiana Floods
“Some of these horses have also been rescued from floodwaters. They too are in a strange place, and deeply alone.”
Stitches of Love: Photographing Deceased Neonates
“I take these photographs so she’ll be able to remember the time when she had two heartbeats. Tears bucket down her face.”