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July 2007 in Black Lamb

Volume 5, Number 7 — July 2007

July 1st, 2007

In our cover story, Fighting Words, Ed Goldberg explores the thin line between verbal abuse and an invitation to violence. In Certifiable, our page 2 feature, Dean Suess examines the nut cases behind bars. Dan Peterson describes an island of Italy and yet separate from it in Sardegna. In North and South, Gillian Wilce explains how London is divided into two different worlds. Actor William Bogert didn’t find much work recently in L.A., but he made out all right in Underworked and Overpaid.

As their daughter gets ready for college, Rod Ferrandino (Look Away, Look Away) and his wife dream of a simpler life. Toby Tompkins recounts his latest experience of jury duty in Da System, De Jury. Bud Gardner, now in his sixties, regrets that he’s Nobody’s Grandpa. A tatoo gets David Maclaine musing on music and fate in Wheel of Fortune. In Golden State, Jim Patton why D.C. doesn’t look so good after a road trip in California. Elizabeth Hart’s teenage daughter is scared, and so is her mom in Not Sure of Anything. Rosemary McLeish (A Glorious Spring) documents some welcome climate change in her native Glasgow. In the latest installment of The JJ Chronicles, Cate Garrison tells how her dog exposes her faithless husband. Evelyn Bartlett, working for the summer in a state park, waxes lyrical in Not from These Parts. Trying to hook up his laptop in Connecticut, Alan Albright finds himself on the phone and Straying into India. Sage Cohen describes a quiet afternoon in a park in Sitar Song. In our language column, Glossolalia, Joel Hess looks back fondly on a trip to Prague and the curious Czech language. Our Honorary Black Lambs column offers birthday congratulations to Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frederick Buechner. A Literary Sampler lays out 11 excerpts by authors mentioned in this month’s issue, from Thoreau to E.B. White. Trixie Barkis extols the importance of the lowly duck in Black Lamb Bridge. In Wretched Excess we offer another unique product: the window-mounted Batmobile™ Bat Feeder. In our advice column Ask Millie, Millicent Marshall tells readers how not to be a tourist when vacationing abroad. And Engame provides another difficult Black Lamb Cryptic Crossword.

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