Hello, Mehmet. Congratulations on the wonderful beginning of Illumination. It is exciting to see someone follow their vision.

There’s a little confusion, though, regarding my participation. I said I would like to join as a writer, NOT as an editor! I awoke this morning to nearly a dozen articles contributors wanted me to read!

Out of courtesy to these writers I will read them and select them for Illumination. But I know I cannot continue to do so.

Please ASAP remove my name from the editor list and add it to the writer list ONLY!

Thank you!

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.