Almanac essayist Adia Morris was inspired by a roadside flower bed that fondly reminded her of a children’s literature favorite, The Secret Garden.

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Just about every week, Almanac features an essayist – and they cover a range of stories, Check out our collection of Almanac stories to find more of them.

Sheletta Brundidge explains how binge-watching epic shows like Game of Thrones is just as important as, say, mowing the lawn.

Given our recent spate of wintery weather in May – not funny, Minnesota, not funny – Tane Danger’s essay on breaking up with the chilly season is just as timely as in early spring.

Dr. Mark DePaolis admits that doctors sometimes, often and frequently don’t have all of the medical answers patients seek.