Spring and All Interview-Marian Exall

Spring and All Interview-Marian Exall

Like her mystery series heroine Sarah McKinney, Exall grew up in England. She lived in France and Belgium before moving to Atlanta where she practiced employment law with leading firms and as in-house counsel. In 2006, she moved to the Pacific Northwest, and abandoned...
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

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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...