E.B. Boatner

A Word in Edgewise

By E.B. Boatner / April 24, 2008

Two news stories printed back to back caught my eye the other day. One was about Edna Parker of Shelbyville,…

A Word in Edgewise

By E.B. Boatner / April 10, 2008

“Is society ready for this pregnant husband?” the article “Labor of Love” in a recent The Advocate asks. Probably not,…

A Word in Edgewise

By E.B. Boatner / March 28, 2008

Something makes me uneasy about the phrase “zero tolerance.” It smacks of every shade of right-wing extremist cant, although it…

A Word in Edgewise

By E.B. Boatner / March 13, 2008

Some situations defy an easy solution—at least in a democratic, equal-before-the law society. Take, for example the AP story filed…

A Word in Edgewise

By E.B. Boatner / February 29, 2008

After recent shootings, my AOL screen (an inveterate questioner) asked me, “How concerned are you about violence in America’s schools?”—reporting…

A Word in Edgewise

By E.B. Boatner / February 14, 2008

The January 28 Time Magazine devoted its cover and feature stories to the “science of romance” in a number of…

A Word in Edgewise

By E.B. Boatner / January 31, 2008

On Valentine’s Day, one may harbor—even openly express—feelings of love and affection. Back in grade school, a kind of democratic…

A Word in Edgewise

By E.B. Boatner / January 17, 2008

“Once upon a time….And they lived happily, ever after.” Everyone loves a story, and storytelling has been around since mankind…

A Word in Edgewise

By E.B. Boatner / December 21, 2007

In this final issue of 2007, Lavender is proud to feature the Reitans as its very first “Family of the…

A Word in Edgewise

By E.B. Boatner / December 5, 2007

The temptation to round once more on the Senator from Idaho is nigh onto irresistible. Now, a cadre of eight…

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