Issue 4 - Trace

Summer 2022: When it first entered the written lexicon some seven hundred years ago, the word “trace” meant “to follow,” “to outline,” or “to ponder." We chose it as our issue theme because it reproduces the Transcendentalists’ praxis of “rational optimism, as well as beckons us to engage the world around us through critical inquiry despite our present moment’s feverish pitch. See for yourself what there is to discover, and what “traces” this issue may leave behind.