A Country Rag ~ Word Preserve Volume 5
through a brief celebration of Women's Achievements in American History
by Dory L. Hudspeth
"Zee's Dumplings," "Jewelweed," "Ghost Stories on the River," and "Disclaiming Poetry"
by Frances Lamberts
"On Reducing Our Personal Waste Footprint"
"Hearing the Scientists and Heeding their Call"
"Speaking About Trees & Our National Forest"
By Faith Alone
by Eunice Soper
"When Spring Returned," "Horrible Example," "Show and Tell," and "School of the Hereafter"
"Deaf Ear," "Voice in the Dark," "Nuisance," and "Miraculous Stick"
"Character-Filled Work," "Swimming Without Lessons," and "Son of a King"
"The high-tech buzz surrounding the Net obscures the fact that it isn't
really all that new an idea. More than 200 years ago, Edward Gibbon coined
an apt phrase for the epic confrontation between Enlightenment philosophers
and Christianity, then the world's dominant cultural force. The rebellious,
idiosyncratic, and quarrelsome thinkers of his time, Gibbon wrote, were
determined to be autonomous: to reach their own conclusions, set their own
agendas, and have their own discussions "beyond the Holy Circle" of
The Internet moment is a monumental one. It isn't about computers. It's
about great and deep change-only just beginning-permeating almost every
aspect of business, society, and culture. The fact that this moment coincides so precisely with the arrival of the new millennium is not just a staggering coincidence but a great convergence, one historians will be sorting out for centuries...."
-- Jon Katz, Zdnet
"Have a great number of friends, but not counselors.... if you do acquire a friend, do not entrust yourself to him. Entrust yourself to God alone as father and as friend."
-- Testimony of Truth, Gnostic Gospellls
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Original material © A Country Rag April 1996, 2000. All rights reserved.