Apr/May 2023

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The Giraffe's Long Neck, or Why Margaret Still Grieves

Our persistent urge to care for and about each other may have begun as a device to keep the evolutionary ball rolling. But in humans and in other species too it has taken on a life of its own that holds creation to account for its own lack of compassion.

Thomas J. Hubschman

Theologies of Ignorance

The value of scientific truth is not diminished if we admit it is tentative. Limitation is at the heart of science and what distinguishes it from authority-based thought. A skeptical, show-me attitude is science's hard-won glory, not its failing.

Thomas J. Hubschman

Read Local

The aim has gone from "good" money to "big" money for publishers and their media conglomerate parents. Arguably, big-time publishing is beginning to resemble the old Hollywood studio system, with marketing having greater creative control than the artists. Perhaps it's no surprise that two of the biggest influencers for fiction these days happen to be Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

Marko Fong