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A Word In Edgewise: Safe Haven No More?

By E.B. Boatner / September 8, 2022

When I was a kid, my folks had a study lined with books. It had some easy chairs, a world…

Exploring the Land of the Banned

By E.B. Boatner / September 8, 2022

Book banning precedes our First Amendment by more than a century. In 1634, pre- Massachusetts Plymouth Colony, Thomas Morton critiqued…

Books: 711

By E.B. Boatner / August 25, 2022

Girl One Sara Flanner Murphy MCD Picador$18  Josephine Morrow was the first Miracle Baby–“Girl One”–conceived in the mind of Joseph Bellinger and…

Mark My Words: Stonewall & Visibility At 34,000 Feet Up

By Mark Segal / August 11, 2022

On my United Airlines flight from London to Newark, when boredom set in during the seven and a half hour…

Books: 709

By E.B. Boatner / July 28, 2022

Ma and Me: A Memoir Putsata Reang?Farrar Straus and Giroux $28  Infant Putsate Reang was carried by her mother (Ma) through war-riven…

A Word In Edgewise: The Cold Equations Still Wait To Embrace Us

By E.B. Boatner / July 28, 2022

Tom Godwin’s “The Cold Equations” in the August 1954 Astounding Magazine, chilled me at thirteen, and still can, surfacing over the…

Books: 707

By E.B. Boatner / June 30, 2022

Last Call at the Nightingale Katherine Schellman Minotaur Books $27.99  Schellman’s first in a Jazz age mystery series draws the reader into the…

A Transformation At Amazon – Luv-Luv’s Story

By Randy Stern / June 16, 2022

When you think of Amazon, what are the first things that come to mind?  They are not just a leading…

20 Years of Red Ribbon Rides

By Holly Peterson / June 16, 2022

2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the Red Ribbon Ride. This year the ride will take place on Friday, August 19th, and…

Lavender Magazine Community Award – Nonprofit: The Aliveness Project

By Mae Whitney / June 16, 2022

The Non-Profit Award for Service to the HIV/AIDS Community Minnesota’s first free PrEP clinic, THRIVE,  was opened in September of 2021…

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