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The Place Where You Live


In collaboration with Orion Magazine, Living on Earth introduces a new feature “The Place Where You Live.”

 

The Place Where You Live – There’s no place like home…so, we want to hear about your home. LOE and Orion Magazine have launched a new series “The Place Where You Live.” Listen to some of our recent essays and find out how to submit yours.

To tell us about The Place Where You Live, click here.

 

Petaluma, California
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Published: February 19, 2020

Living on Earth gives a voice to Orion Magazine’s longtime feature in which readers write about their favorite places. This week Allie Rigby takes us to the hills of the Bay Area, where the fog blankets the landscape each day like clockwork.

Anchorage, Alaska
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Published: August 16, 2019

Living on Earth gives a voice to Orion Magazine’s longtime feature, “The Place Where You Live,” in which readers write about their favorite places. In this week’s edition, teacher Sasha Johnson shares her essay on living in Anchorage, Alaska, a place of bold, adventurous folks willing to endure hardship in chasing their dreams.

Chadron, Nebraska
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Published: March 29, 2019

Living on Earth gives voice to Orion Magazine’s longtime feature where readers write about their favorite places. In this week’s edition, Abigail McFee takes us back to her childhood in a small town in Nebraska and describes how the place echoes with history in every corner.

Glacier National Park
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Published: November 9, 2018

Software executive and writer Björn Beer describes the breathtaking beauty of Montana’s Glacier National Park and mourns the impending loss of the park's namesakes. It's the latest installment in Living on Earth's collaboration with Orion magazine that gives a voice to Orion's longtime feature in which readers write about the places they call home.

Rose-Hill, Mauritius
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Published: August 31, 2018

Living on Earth gives voice to Orion magazine’s longtime feature where readers celebrate their favorite places. In this week’s edition, Ameerah Arjanee describes the sights and sounds of her childhood home town of Rose Hill in Mauritius, a small island off Africa’s east coast, and why she’s now looking at it with new eyes.

The Green Berkeley Hills
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Published: April 20, 2018

Living on Earth collaborates with Orion magazine’s “Place Where You Live” essay project, this time to focus on the rolling green hills of Northern California that writer Wong Yoo-Chong now calls home and reflects on a poem by the ancient Chinese sage, Li Po.

Gold Beach, Oregon
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Published: September 15, 2017

Living on Earth gives voice to Orion magazine’s longtime feature where readers celebrate their favorite places. In this week’s edition, writer Andrea Lynn paints a lyrical image of Gold Beach, Oregon, once a destination for prospectors, and now for tourists and fishermen.

The American River, Sacramento, CA
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Published: March 24, 2017

Living on Earth gives a voice to Orion magazine’s longtime feature in which readers write about their favorite places. In this week’s edition, Jennifer Berry takes us through a portal into her suburban backyard, which fronts on the American River, and describes the radical changes she saw as the river flooded from California’s record rains this winter.

Spuyten Duyvil Creek
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Published: January 27, 2017

Living on Earth gives voice to Orion Magazine’s longtime feature where people describe their favorite places. In this week’s edition, Jennifer Young, a public historian in New York City, weaves different histories into her vision of Spuyten Duyvil Creek, which links the Hudson and Harlem Rivers.

Bear Creek, WI and St. Paul, MN
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Published: July 29, 2016

Living on Earth gives a voice to Orion magazine’s longtime feature, The Place Where You live. This week, photographer and landscape architect Regina Flanagan celebrates the special trees that humans have chosen to keep and care for in both town and country. A single white oak in a hayfield on her family’s farm in whose shade they ate lunch inspired her childhood adventures and her photography.

Morro Bay, California
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Published: April 8, 2016

Living on Earth is giving a voice to Orion Magazine’s longtime feature in which readers write about their favorite places. In this week’s edition, Lauren Platte takes us to Morro Bay on the California coast, where the estuary is a refuge for people and wildlife alike.

Wyoming's Red Desert
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Published: November 6, 2015

Ann Stebner Steele grew up in Wyoming, riding horses and hunting pronghorn. As part of our ongoing series in collaboration with Orion Magazine, she brings us this audio essay about food, family, and the Red Desert that she loves.

Cowee, North Carolina
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Published: September 10, 2015

Living on Earth is giving a voice to Orion magazine’s longtime feature in which people write about the place they call home. In this week’s edition, songwriter Angela-Faye Martin uses her words and music to picture her North Carolina valley on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains.

East Claridon, Ohio
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Published: June 15, 2015

In this week’s trip to the place where you live, Anne Kelsey takes us to East Claridon, Ohio, where her family has owned land for 100 years and the morning quiet on the pond is sacred.

Omaha, Nebraska
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Published: March 30, 2015

In his essay for Orion Magazine, Patrick Mainelli, a writer and community college professor in Nebraska, describes his morning commute through the wilds of urban Omaha.

New Orleans, Louisiana
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Published: January 8, 2015

Living on Earth is giving a voice to Orion Magazine’s long-time feature, The Place Where You Live, where essayists write about the place they call home. This week, we travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, where ecology student Erik Iverson describes the beauty of his state’s fragmented deltas, and how this threatened land unites a people.

Gaborone, Botswana
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Published: December 10, 2014

Living on Earth gives voice to Orion Magazine’s long-time feature, The Place Where You Live, where essayists write about their favorite places. This week, we travel to Gaborone, Botswana, a city right in the middle of an African Savanna, as Karin Vermilye recounts how a burst water pipe flooded her yard, and revived her thirsty land. Vermilye and her family observe wildlife at a nearby game reserve.

The South Dakota Prairie
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Published: January 14, 2013

Writer Linda Hasselstrom lives and writes on the South Dakota Prarie. It's a beautiful place that commands deep respect when the winter cold and snow arrive.

Northern California
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Published: January 14, 2013

In collaboration with Orion Magazine we take you to the rolling green hills of Northern California, as appreciated by Wong Yoo-Chong.

Bodega Headland
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Published: September 28, 2012

Thanks to determined citizen activists in the 1960s, the lovely cliffs of Bodega Headland in California on the San Andreas Fault did not become the site of a nuclear power station.

Winfred, South Dakota
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Published: August 9, 2012

In Winfred, South Dakota a horse and rider wander through the rugged grasslands.

Niskayuna, New York
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Published: August 3, 2012

Chaitali Banerjee follows a bird squawk on a bike and hike trail in Niskayuna, New York where she often takes refuge. (Broadcast: August 3, 2012)

Vienna, Virginia
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Published: July 9, 2012

Vienna, Virginia is a small, historic town. High school student Emma Hastings describes why Vienna is special. (Broadcast: June 29, 2012).

Hermosa, South Dakota
Published: May 31, 2012

Linda Hasselstrom of Hermosa, South Dakota describes the wildlife that frequents her ranch pastures. (Broadcast: June 1, 2012)

The Ozarks
Published: May 31, 2012

Lisa Saffran of Columbia, Missouri tells us about her family’s special place in the Ozarks. (broadcast: May 18, 2012)


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