IN THIS ISSUE
2008, Vol. 8, No. 2
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LET SPRING BURST OUT!
"Maybe all or most of these writings connect
to spring if we think of it as a season of primal
forces, life bursting forth, energies seeking to
BY JEAN JANZEN
"The Lover is both earth / and air
as we stand / in silent embrace."
"Anyway, 007 was having her lambs for the
ninth time and didnt need any help, so I
went to bed."
"This is what I remember: three grumbling
daughters and a determined mother, picking as
furiously and meticulously as possible."
BY ALAN SOFFIN
"I think of Ohio, and the trains at
night, / So long ago. / The long, dark, hollow
call / Of other times."
Anna Maria Johnson
"Gardening, however, delivers on its
BEATLES MEET HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
Kent Davis Sensenig
"The movie is spot-on in its unfolding
depiction of a spontaneous coming together of a
free-wheeling bohemian household. . . ."
OF THE HERO
"Some people search their whole lives to
discover their hero; this summer I had breakfast
Beneath the Skyline
THE ENCHANTED FOREST
"All of us . . . deserve to understand the
basics of how our bodies work. . . ."
"JUNO": BEYOND A
"As in the real world, the kids in
Junos world sometimes rise to a level of
adult-like behavior while the adults take brief
turns being kids."
The Turquoise Pen
FACES IN THE SKY
NoŽl R. King
"Once, when I was flying in a jumbo jet from
Spain to southern Africa, I looked up from my
in-flight magazine to see a UFO beside our
Mark R. Wenger
"Slowly we were schooled to wear anger as a
badge of honor. . . ."
BY ANN M. SCHULTZ
"I realize now how much my foolish
pride / Inflamed their anger and their
IM READY TO LISTEN?
"Am I not understanding the essence of
listening necessary for an authentic relationship
Books, Faith, World
PEACEMAKING AT A NEW FRONTIER?
REVIEWS OF AT PEACE AND
UNAFRAID AND OF
JUST POLICING, NOT WAR
"Mennonite historian John D. Rempel reflects
on the threats facing Mennonites in the effort to
be faithful to the peace tradition."
BY DEBRA GINGERICH
"We stretch out the pearly white /
cord, forcing the candy taut / in both