nonfiction

Braving the Wilderness, by Leslie Sittner

BRAVING THE WILDERNESS by Leslie Sittner             Day 1:“I can’t go down there. I just can’t.” I’m sitting slumped in the passenger seat of Jim’s powder blue Ford Escort wagon shaking my head pitifully from side to side. Jim is my high school sweetheart, now my second-husband-to-be.            He gently covers my hand with his, “Why [...]

Braving the Wilderness, by Leslie Sittner2019-12-10T14:52:10+00:00

Elephant Man: Notes on Science, Salvation, and the End of the World, by Ross West

ELEPHANT MAN: Notes on Science, Salvation, and the End of the Worldby Ross West ELEPHANT MANNotes on Science, Salvation, and the End of the WorldWhat if global warming wasn’t the terrifying and intractable problem we all know it to be? What if someone figured out how to make it all go away? [...]

Elephant Man: Notes on Science, Salvation, and the End of the World, by Ross West2019-12-10T14:48:34+00:00

Engraved, by Toti O’Brien

ENGRAVEDby Toti O'Brien       Today the elephant print fell from the mantelpiece. I am just letting you know. Not my fault. Someone pulled a curtain that I had slipped behind it in order to keep it open. Well, my fault. I should have considered how fragile are things—how uncertain, precarious their balance.     [...]

Engraved, by Toti O’Brien2019-12-10T14:47:36+00:00

Playing Augmented Reality Games on the Eve of a Mass-Extinction, by Storey Clayton

PLAYINIG AUGMENTED REALITY GAMES ON THE EVEN OF A MASS-EXTINCTION by Storey Clayton               It is nearly twilight and I am stalking a unicorn.            The day before the summer solstice in 2019, Niantic released its third augmented reality game to cellular telephones across the United States and United Kingdom. Building on the same engine [...]

Playing Augmented Reality Games on the Eve of a Mass-Extinction, by Storey Clayton2019-12-10T14:41:49+00:00

Holding Both, by Patty Somlo

HOLDING BOTH by Patty Somlo             The first few weeks I lived in Portland, Oregon, I took long daily walks. This was not unusual, since I had been an obsessive walker for decades. But what distinguished these initial Portland treks from ones I’d been taking only a month before in my then-hometown of San [...]

Holding Both, by Patty Somlo2019-12-10T14:37:05+00:00

I Was Raised Catholic, Jack Mungo

It’s when I reflect on my early worldview that I know I will never introduce my children to any religion before they reach their age of reason.

I Was Raised Catholic, Jack Mungo2019-05-21T15:45:46+00:00