Most recently, the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history has been seeping into headlines and into our shared culture. The permanent damage this event will leave economically and environmentally is yet to be seen, but what is known is that 206 million gallons of oil spilled into our oceans. It began on April 20th and was officially declared over on September 19th.
Historical “spills” like this, or even personal upsets in our individual lives, serve as a wake-up call to the fact that the world is never as it seems.
As a noun, “spills” typically refer to negative occurrences. But, flipped on its side as a verb, to spill is not …
The writers and poets in this issue of SalonZine remind us of community and possibility, of what is absurd and beautiful in our world. Take a break from your work and worries and read this issue. Believe that the world is on your side, even in challenging times.
We dedicate this issue to risk takers, caretakers, and survivors.
-The Editors, Nita Noveno & Caroline Berger
-Assistant Editor, Barbara Sueko McGuire
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Special thanks to writers Padmapani L. Perez and Luisa A. Igloria for connecting our communities.
In early October, devastating typhoons hit regions …
BY CAROLINE BERGER
“Audacity: the quality or state of being audacious: as a: intrepid boldness b: bold or arrogant disregard of normal restraints.” -Merriam Webster Dictionary
As I type these words, it is 12:45 a.m. on Inauguration Day, and I cannot sleep. About an hour ago, I watched, giddy with excitement, the clock’s slow progress toward history. Granted, my being awake was in part due to a looming deadline for this essay and one or two espressos, but as it grew nearer and nearer to the stroke of midnight, I could not help but think of what the day ahead …