Karen Skolfield is a Pennsylvania native who now lives in New England. She works at the University of Amherst in the College of Engineering.
Everything runs on an angle. As proof, I offer the way lips form angles of sound as we read; the motion of flies rocketing off tables, their simple knowledge of geometry. I am always alert for definitive evidence: parallel bodies eventually touch. There’s the right angle, an arm perpendicular to itself. A flagpole and its […]
Flu epidemics kill one tenth of one percent, a number so small it barely ends a sentence. Doc, a hairline fracture can’t begin to explain why my knee hurts when the grandfather clock chimes ten. By boosting the dosage of cure-all aspirin, some patients experience the seedy side of heaven. The Sheik of Araby is […]