Issue 7

Accidentally Wes Anderson & the Adventures of Dexter

In the summer of 2017, Amanda and Wally Koval launched an Instagram account, Accidentally Wes Anderson (@accidentallywesanderson), to “explore the unique, the symmetrical, the atypical, and the distinctive design and amazing architecture that inspires us all.” In their digital space the Kovals shared the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting destinations on the planet, and did …

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SOL Companions

Also known as the Mexican hairless dog, the striking Xoloitzcuintli, or Xolo (show-low), was revered by the Aztecs and other ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica as a healing soul companion that guided individuals through death and into the underworld. The breed’s name originates from the dog-headed god of sunsets, Xolotl, and the Aztec word for dog, …

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Mella and Me

In 2010 I flew from Denver, Colorado, to Lubbock, Texas, to visit a farm that was sheltering a litter of newborn puppies who needed homes. One of the five-week-old, caramel-faced babies caught my attention by being the calmest, so I named her Carmella, because of her coloring and her mellow demeanor. Even though my sweet …

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Be Like Josh

Josh the goldendoodle has cerebellar hypoplasia (CH), a disease that stunted the development of his brain’s cerebellum, which is responsible for regulating his movements and motor impulses. Also known as “wobbly animal syndrome,” CH is most commonly a congenital hereditary disease that causes uncontrollable tremors and head bobs, as well as lack of balance and …

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