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Issue 26/27 · Winter/Spring 2023
Is it early Spring in New England when it’s 60 degrees Fahrenheit out in February? Is it late winter when, a week earlier, it was -8 degrees Fahrenheit? Is it even winter when Boston has only received 8 inches snow versus it’s usual 2 feet by the middle of February? Where are the Nor’easters? Are we speaking too soon, jinxing us here at Nixes Mate headquarters surrounded by a rising and warming sea? Will we retain a memory of the winter that wasn’t long after it fades?
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Welcome to our new world. As we struggled to come out from under the fog of Covid 19, we decided why not shake it up and come out with print editions of the Review.
Late again, late again, late again. As Spring creepy crawls out here in Boston Harbor, speech is purchased and war regains its foothold. But poetry and prose and crocuses …
We must avoid fable, myth, the easier routes to understanding through anthropomorphism. Faced with the crisis of extinction, there is no time for such storytelling.
When billionaires spend ten minutes at the edge of space do we cheer and share their exhuberance, or do we pull hammers, saws, and drills out of a tool box …
Boston is creeping back to life. College students travel in packs. Traffic congeals in all the familiar places like crocuses pushing out along the Charles.
Among the dislocated shoulders, insurrection, glaucoma, and skies the color and texture of overcooked oatmeal is a hope that the country survives, that the world survives …