Friendship in the Time of Phantoms

 

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Richard Baxstrom and Todd Meyers

We write together out of friendship.

Answering for our motivation in this way mostly disappoints those who ask why we wrote such an “unusual book” together.

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Queer Beauty of the Unexpected

Jane Ward

Jane Ward

In recent years my favorite books have centered around the unexpected and contradictory conditions of being human. Continue Reading ›

Beefing up on culture: from weightlifting to Winston Churchill

John D. Fair

John D. Fair

As a teenager (a 129 pound weakling) I found a passion for weightlifting. Since “beefing up” in college I’ve been a competitive weightlifter and powerlifter for over fifty years. Continue Reading ›

Underdogs and outsiders: discovering hidden histories

Thomas A. Foster

Thomas A. Foster

I loved buying books for my college classes at the start of a new semester. I eagerly anticipated what I’d learn about the world within those pages. Freshman year, astronomy fascinated me, as did a writing seminar on Apartheid in South Africa. Continue Reading ›