Field Notes by novelist Christopher Brown is a wonderful every week, rich with observations and insights from wandering the urban edgelands of Austin, Texas. I loved this May Day issue, which includes one of my favorite true stories from seventeenth century New England: the story of Thomas Morton and his wild Maypole party that got his whole settlement shut down. It's a great moment to use as a departure to imagine what New England would have been like if they had stayed. Plus, a turte laying her eggs! And all! Field Notes is very much worth subscribing to -- I wouldn't miss a Sunday.