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Voices have always affected me organically, and as I get older, I find myself paying closer attention to nuances of timbre, pitch, resonance. Part of this aural focus may be a rebellion against the distinctly human bias for the visual, which has been grossly exacerbated by our  immersion in technology that relies on rapid-fire imagery. But […]

Chickhood: The end of peep

My four young chickens are 10 weeks old, and a distinguishing feature of childhood — their baby chick voices — has disappeared. I knew this was coming, but I am nonetheless sad; there is something bouyant and endearing in the voice of chicks, a sweet helplessness and insistence that invites protection.  The contented peeps and […]