The seventh 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 more rigorous in our selection process, and yet, because of a rise in the quality of the writing submitted, it has become a more difficult task to choose from among writing of high quality. We have therefore been able, even required, to include more works than in previous editions.
We hope to continue these trends in our next edition, which is planned for the early winter of 2018. It is hard to contemplate that the seasons will indeed change and that our beloved summer will by then be replaced by snow and ice and cold winds. We hope that you, our readers, will enjoy the writing in the current issue as much as we did, and you will be back for more when the tilt of the earth brings us diminished illumination from our local star, the Sun. The lengths of days will have have shortened, and people will (at least here in Canada) once again huddle in their homes against the cold. A sobering thought.
Let’s enjoy the rest of the summer.