Caviar’s Last Stand

Every spring, game warden Rob Farr patrols the reservoirs of the Osage River in central Missouri, near the town of Warsaw. A tall, bluff, gray-haired man in his late 50s, he’s worked as a Missouri Department of Conservation warden for 34 years, and he gives the rare impression of a man who thoroughly enjoys his… » Read More

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Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future

A few years ago, I started looking online to fill in chapters of my family history that no one had ever spoken of. I registered on, plugged in the little I knew, and soon was found by a cousin whom I had not known existed, the granddaughter of my grandfather’s older sister. We started exchanging documents:… » Read More

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