There's nothing like editing an issue of Nostalgia to make you sick of the past.
Rosy glow, my ass.
sub-scribe's past doesn't exactly encompass the Best Years of Our Lives.
We've seen two major American wars and grim femicide along our southern border; this violence is ongoing. We've seen the near-collapse of the world economy; grinding unemployment is ongoing. We've lost friends, family and ourselves in terrible ways.
Nauseated yet? My work here is through.
This section, though, holds out the promise of an antidote. Research--sustained investigation and analysis--shows us the truth of the matter. The student authors here take keen, clear-eyed looks at where we have been. As Maya Angelou wrote in her poem commemorating the first Clinton inaugural:
History, despite its wrenching pain,
Cannot be unlived, but if faced
With courage, need not be lived again.
-- Ray D. O'voz