Dream Weaver

With “Hugo and Rose,” author Bridget Foley turned a dream she had in a novel about “potty training, giant spiders, a three-headed snake, and particle physics.”

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Do Dolphins Love Mozart?

We’ve long believed animals make sounds only for communication purposes, but a wildlife biologist hears in their calls a musician’s appreciation for beauty.

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Photo: Mike Hipple

Tod Marshall

If the Washington State Poet Laureate is ever banished to a desert island, you’ll find him re-enacting Whitman poems in the surf.

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Julie Ziegler

Humanities Washington’s executive director on who, what, when, and how she reads—and how the “Little House” books helped her be a better parent.

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Image: Angie Harms, via Flickr/Creative Commons

The History in Your Backyard

Just a half mile from her house, Llyn De Danaan stumbled across a gravestone that changed the course of her research. Now she is teaching others how to discover the history all around them.

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