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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 4, December 2015

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Genie Nakano
Hawthorne, California, USA


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High in the mountains there lives a woman. She makes bread everyday from the finest of organic ingredients, wheat from the mill down the road, fresh butter and milk from the cows who wander into her back yard. She gardens vegetables and herbs and gathers wild blueberries, raspberries, and golden plums where she can find them. Newly laid brown and white eggs come from Marie-Jeanne around the curving path. The confectures she makes from the berries and fruit are pure ambrosia. The schnapps she makes from the golden plums, sets you on fire.

Bird of Paradise
ancient roots
run deep

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