Swan Story

WRNI – Nature has a stunning capacity to teach us about ourselves -- about life's remarkable cycles and our very own ability to nurture, cope with life's inevitable challenges, and recover from trauma. Indeed, nature is a skilled, compelling instructor. Michael Fink tells us how some of his most cherished beliefs traveled to him by way of some of Rhode Island's well known winged creatures.

Michael Fink is an English professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he teaches an elective course on birds. He has published columns in a wide range of local and national magazines and earned the Providence Journal's Metcalf Award and the National Conference for Community Justice Award, as well as the Never Again Award for journalism.

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