As a third-grader, for me the world was never more a place of endless fascination and wonder. It was then that along with a small group of classmates, I stumbled upon a curious creature that would capture our imaginations and bring us closer together for a time. That creature was the gypsy moth caterpillar. One […]
Once in the fantastical realm of elementary school, an epic quest was bestowed upon us pupils. Our teacher summoned us to a great and wiggly challenge: we were to raise earthworms as a motley troupe of amateur vermiculturists. The excitement of the task was palpable in the classroom, both for good and ill. Some of […]
Only the Moon Understands the Beauty of Love is an autobiographical work of nonfiction, wedding Thomas Slatin’s colorful poetic prose with reflections on lost love and sacrifice.