The Beauty of the Hermaphroditic Snail

The Beauty of the Hermaphroditic Snail

by Betty Scott Surrounded by political rancor, I found myself wishing Superman would swoop in and solve global chaos. Instead I read up on Gastropods and Mollusks. One night I dreamt about … oh Hail to the Chief … Super Snail!   Snails weigh mere grams. An average...
The Beauty of the Hermaphroditic Snail

When a Word Goes to War

by Jean Waight Remember the so-called War on Christmas—just another snit by Fox News, right? In the wake of last year’s presidential election results, we—secular and religious progressives, liberals, centrists, and presumably, a good many conservatives—have looked far...
The Beauty of the Hermaphroditic Snail

Nevertheless, She Persisted

by Sara Stamey “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” Mitch McConnell said after invoking an obscure, antiquated rule to silence Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor. “Bullshit!” I responded when I heard what he’d...
The Beauty of the Hermaphroditic Snail

Labels

by Judith Shantz “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. That was the childhood response to playground bullies, but it was never true. Words do hurt, far more than sticks or stones. Mindless cruelties. Retard and queer. We never outgrew...
The Beauty of the Hermaphroditic Snail

Burn ~ Part 2 (cont. from last week’s part 1): Refusal

by Nancy Grayum I see withholding as a practice, a way of living lightly, spending small, taking time to think and feel, pacing ourselves. Progressive refusal, increasingly tweaking our resistance to the culture of waste and greed, can create meaningful outcomes....

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