The eighth edition of JONAHmagazine still plies the waves of an increasingly stormy sea. With largely unchallenged global warming come rising seas and battered shorelines. JONAH’s extended sea passage continues, its sails full with the wind, its rudder plying the currents. Our editorial staff has settled into its tasks amid the stream of words, and has grown larger. The quality of the writing in this new issue is high and eclectic, displaying the qualities found on our definitive ABOUT page. We have become yet more rigorous in our selection process, and it has become a more difficult task to choose from among writing of high quality. We have accepted fewer works than we have for previous editions.

We hope to continue these trends in our next edition, which is planned for the warmest days of summer 2018. All around us, we see mounds of snow and ice, and the cold wind blows hard. Nights are long and dark, but the sun sets a few minutes later every day, and we know that spring will come again in a few months, bringing with it warmth, rains, and consequent growth. We hope that you, our readers, enjoy the writing in this issue, and you will be back for more when the tilt of the earth brings back greater illumination from our local star, the Sun. Days will have become longer, the seas balmier and maybe more easily navigated. And people will (at least here in Canada) come out into the sunshine.

Enjoy winter, look forward to summer.


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