August 2023 Issue


Short and sweet, it’s too gosh darn hot to think. I know you know. Take a few minutes out of your day and peruse a few bits of short fiction. And, thanks to prodding from a friend (you know who you are), I have found a hack and corrected the font on poetry from previous issues. That’s right, check it out, it’s better…

Photos in this issue (and July) are from the Library of Congress digital collection.

Incredible, aren’t they? This is why we FUND the arts. Why we tell history as it happened. These photos exist because the Federal Government stepped in and paid artists (in this case, photographers) to photograph the US during the Great Depression. Now we have not only our shared history in these photos but we also have our government stepping in and providing an income during bad economic times. If you don’t know about these programs, read up on them. It’s only through knowledge that we fight the dark forces that work so very hard to shut up true historical facts.

Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives

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