Issue 6 - Spring 2005
Journal of the
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Issue 6 - Spring 2005

Table of Contents

I had hoped to be writing this editorial during the Kerry administration, but, as was proved late last fall, the Dems we got now couldn't win a race against a blind hog with one trotter tied behind its back.

Being the recollections of Kathryn Ramage, with additions notes from her friend, Susan Hawman, on their literary travels
The Jane Austen Tour
By Kathryn L. Ramage

When I was in my early twenties, an admirer looked at me fondly as we embraced on his couch and said, "You are perfect."
My Nostril Hair
By Russell Smith

A brief survey of Molly Kiely's art and life
Erotica, Utopia and Judicial Proceedings
By Ginger Mayerson

George Herriman's "Krazy Kat" is one of those works of artistry that is simultaneously very simple and very difficult to explain.
Krazy and Ignatz 1933-1934: Necromancy by the Blue Bean Bush
By Kelly S. Taylor

In the 1820s the Danish archaeologist Christian Jürgensen Thomsen divided human prehistory into three stages, basing his division on the materials used to make weapons and tools: the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age.
The Coming of the Age of Iron
By John Emerson

Of course you can be moral without a belief in God - hell, you can be moral without a belief in morals. What I like best about religion is the ritual - we have gotten away from understanding the importance of ritual on connecting us with the great mysteries. I spent my 60th birthday sitting in a graveyard in an Indian village in Mexico, for midnight to dawn, watching the Day of the Dead rituals. It was extremely moving, partly because no one was telling me how to feel or what to think. This Christmas, for the first time ever, we hung lights on our house -- not because we believe in Christmas, but because we believe in lights.
An Interview with Jon Carroll
By Ginger Mayerson and Laurel Sutton

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Wonder Woman wanted more than anything else in the world for human beings to peacefully coexist with each other. I can think of no greater sentiment than that, and that's why she's my hero. I didn't really need a gay hero to identify with; what I look for in my heroes is an end goal that means something to me. It's why Superman and Batman mean less to me than Wonder Woman; she's a teacher and ambassador of peace, while Superman's essentially a cop and Batman's a crazy guy in need of therapy. An Interview Phil Jimenez

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Well, we can start telling gay men that they don't exist in an alternate moral universe, where anything that a gay man wants to do in the sack, however self- or other-destructive, is his right. An Interview with Dan Savage

I'm a lifelong journalist. I think everyone is immoral. An Interview with John Bloom

I'm just white-knuckling it with the muse. An Interview with Brooke McEldowney

The biggest danger facing the U.S. right now is ignorance. Ignorance and apathy. This administration is screwing this country over for years and years to come and so many people have the attitude that it is treasonous to disagree with our government's shady-assed behavior. It's absurd. People are slowly waking up, though. An Interview with Keith Knight

Because balancing a laptop in the bathroom is tricky. Seriously, people still like the feel and smell of a book. It doesn't need batteries, cables, and you never get spammed. Also, there is a big difference between a comic at 72 dpi and a printed page at 600 dpi. An Interview with David Allen

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