E.B. Boatner

A Word In Edgewise: Butterfly Wings Beating Ever Louder

By E.B. Boatner / October 21, 2021

How did you prepare for Y2K? Did you know someone who could take “What if’s?” exponentially higher than a moon…

Books: 689

By E.B. Boatner / October 21, 2021

Bessie Smith: A Poet’s Biography of a Blues LegendJackie Kay Vintage $16.95 Kay, a child of color adopted by white…

A Word In Edgewise: Brief Notes on a Long Life

By E.B. Boatner / October 7, 2021

Jeanne Louise Calment was born 21 February 1875 in Arles, France, and died there August 4, 1997. One hundred twenty-two…

Books: 687

By E.B. Boatner / September 23, 2021

Afterparties: StoriesAnthony Veasna SoHarper Collins$27.99 So died last December before the publication of his first book, a stunning set of…

A Word In Edgewise: Doing What Comes Naturally

By E.B. Boatner / September 23, 2021

While we continue to politicize, religicize, normalize into a soccer opponent, or deny their existence, viruses and concomitant diseases like…

A Word In Edgewise: Another “Sorry” Situation

By E.B. Boatner / September 9, 2021

Some people can say egregious things and be remembered warmly for decades, quoted with a chuckle like Yogi Berra’s sage…

Books: 685

By E.B. Boatner / August 26, 2021

Why Are There Still Creationists?Jonathan MarksPolity$22.95 Despite overwhelming evidence that humans are descended from among the apes, though branching long, long ago,…

A Word in Edgewise: A Profile In Courage

By E.B. Boatner / August 26, 2021

Simone Biles pulling out of scheduled exercises was not “letting down” her team, as some critics asserted. It would, in…

A Word In Edgewise: Life Imitates Art

By E.B. Boatner / August 12, 2021

Scrooge McDuck, vainly attempting to close the door on his three-cubic-acre money bin as it bulges and spills specie across…

Neanderthals: The First Old Boy Clubs

By E.B. Boatner / July 29, 2021

In the early days of space flight, young women also wanted to become astronauts, but it was white guys only.…

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