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   Editorials —  Charles Miess New York, USA —  Susan Johnson Arizona, USA

Rita Banerji Calcutta, India

Penultimate Editorial in last issue; Spring—Farewell

   Columns  — What She Was Like

   Arts   —   Beyond the Blue Ridge by Marin Hoelz— On sale until July 11 at Amazon

Photography by Wayne Johnson and William Miess




Aurelia at Gayle Picard's The Bull Run Sound Stage

   Letters   —  Summer  New Letters posted

I am grateful to all those who have contributed to the the remarkable success of Word Worth®: our readers; our contributors, the writers and artists; and especially to Susan, Rita, Charles, and Aurelia who have been a significant part of the publication.

And ever Lyn and Jodi and Scott who are my inspiration and purpose.

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Word Worth’s mission is to publish Editorials and Columns on subjects as diverse as xeriscaping, travel, archaeology, and many others, and to present fine poetry, stories, novels, and photography in the Arts section.  The opinions presented are those of the individual writers, and not necessarily those of Word Worth.  We do not shy away from controversial subjects, but we believe in dealing with them respectfully and rationally.  In one of his relatively more recent concerts, Arlo Guthrie said that over the years he had made friends that he might not have expected to make initially.  He concluded that there are two kinds of people: those who care and those who don’t.  He came to realize that you can find both of those kinds on every side of every issue.  We concur with that sentiment, and hope to present ideas in the spirit of enlightened searching.

We are honored to have readers in more than 150 countries.

Word Worth's Awards — we won awards every year we entered — 15 are the coveted Apex Awards and three of these are the ultimate Grand Awards:



        Word Worth photographer David Clark won the New York Central Terminal Photo Contest Expo 2001.


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If we cannot discuss rationally and respectfully the issues concerning our governance, this democracy will not last.
     —©M H Perry


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Use your talents to give back to the Cosmos from the gifts that you've been given.
     —©M H Perry

When the sun shines through the shade of our 120+ year old lamp, it makes a perfect peace sign. The world has seen a lot of wars since this lamp has been standing.