“The Wondrous Legacy of the Ciliary Hair”: On David George Haskell’s “Sounds Wild and Broken”

JULY 27, 2022 FOR NEARLY THREE billion years, life on Earth was mute. Nothing sang, buzzed, or croaked. Ocean animals swished through the water, but their noises were incidental, reached no one, and served no communicative purpose. The only sounds — wind, rain, thunder — merely emphasize the vast emptiness. If not for the miracle … Read more

Crafting Settings That Matter from Settings That Inspire, a guest post by Erica George

I consider myself a writer, first and foremost. It’s something that I’ve always done, and it’s something I can’t imagine my life without. My identity as a writer, however, greatly impacts and influences my job as a middle school English Language Arts teacher. If I didn’t spend summer evenings on the screened in porch on … Read more