Editor's Note from November 26, 2015
If you live in the United States, you may sense a theme in this issue. You might read our articles on the [Pilgrims], a [feasting bird], and the [smells of home] and think, “Ah! It’s The Behemoth’s Thanksgiving holiday issue!”
If you’re one of our surprisingly numerous non-American readers (as the programmers say, “Hello, world!”), you might also sense a theme in this issue. You might read our articles on [birds remembering], [how the sense of smell is tied to memory], and [competing views of the “First” Thanksgiving] and think, “Ah! It’s The Behemoth’s memory issue!”
Perhaps you’re not the type who draws constellations. You just like to read the pieces and enjoy them each on their own merits. Works for us: We don’t really try to make thematic issues. We just like it when it turns out that way.
However you read this issue, I hope it encourages you both to remember and to be thankful.
- Oh, How He Smells Us
Sniff and see that the Lord is good. /
- The First Thanksgiving We Don’t Remember
Bad fortune, divine chastisement, and mercy after the Pilgrims feasted with the Wampanoag. /
- Bird Brained
You know you can’t fly. But they may have you beat on memory, too. /
- Living Things
“Our poems / Are like the wart-hogs” /
- Wonder on the Web
Issue 36: Links to amazing stuff.