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Why Do Parrots (And People) Eat Clay?

  A couple of hypotheses regarding parrots’ practice of geophagy… The parrots of Southeastern Peru crave an earthy delicacy: dirt. At the Colorado clay lick, a cliff face rising above the Tambopata River in the western Amazon Basin, parrots — often hundreds at a time from up to 18 species — gather each day to feast […]

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The Rolling of Dough

by Emily Sproch There were two sweets my mother made: oatmeal raisin scones, which were marvelous, and S’s & O’s, which were terrible.  The former conjured all things charming and British—yellow-and-cream papered walls, blue porcelain pitchers brimming with heather cut from the moor, raw cotton pantaloons, empire waists.  The latter were the very opposite: bland […]

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