MANNING & ASSOC ATES FINANCIAL SEPVICU; A homegrown Texas firm, Manning & Associates is a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm that specializes in socially Our advice is tailored to meet your needs and your values, Wealth Management Asset Allocation Gifting Strategies Estate Planning Miscellaneous Issues 1200 Smith Street, Saito 1600 Houston, Texas 77002 tel. 713.621.6646 I roll free 877.309.8248 cmann ngp ma ani nancial .com NORTH E. RIVERSIDE 832-8544 EAST 654-8536 441-5555 WEST 521-5213 SOUTH RESEARCH 443-2292 502-9323 SAN ANTONIO S_.E.MILITARY CENTRAL 333-3043 822-7767 NEW AUSTIN STORE! STASSNEY 727 WEST STASSNEY 512 707.9069 v. 1. -mot S ~ RI WWW. planetktexas.com GROWNUP GIFTS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES . Williams finds redemption. When she was young, her brothers would torment her by hurling frogs at her. Despite her efforts to save them, the frogs died on impact. Then she would wash away the remains in a creek. Years later, Williams finds a dead, dried frog, strings it around her neck and bathes with it in a river. At one point she has part of her body on land and the rest in water. “Half in. Half out. Amphibious.” With so many rich pieces, the editors probably had a difficult time sorting them. Ultimately, they grouped them by subject matter or location, and this does not always work well. Some pieces do not seem to fit in a section or could fall under several sections. It might have been simpler to name the chapters according to the feelings that the landscapes evoked, such as “love and wonderment,” “fear and courage,” or \(\(mourning and honor.” But the women who have contributed to What Wildness Is This have been given a channel for sharing their clear, and often startling, visions. In doing so, they have carved out a domain of their own. Janet Heimlich is a freelance writer in Austin. 2 18 THE TEXAS OBSERVER AUGUST 10, 2007
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