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Jennifer J. Rodibaugh

Jennifer Rodibaugh is an editor at Hark! New Era Publishing. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. She is also a legal writer and editor in Washington, D.C. Previously, she served four years as assistant editor of the national quarterly magazine American Heritage for which she wrote numerous articles including “Funding the Civil War,” “When Donkey & Elephant First Clashed,” and “Happy Anniversary, Central Park!”

Articles by this Author

Cartoonery, Spring/Summer 2008 | Vol. 58, No. 4
When Donkey and Elephant First Clashed


Imagine New York City’s Central Park carved into an eclectic mix of ponds and glades or consumed by a labyrinth of French topiary, and you will see the Park as several landscape designers envisioned it in 1857. The Central Park design competition was the suggestion of English designer, Calvert Vaux…
As I write, tens of thousands of American soldiers are scraping out a life of tedium, punctuated by moments of terrible violence, in a rocky landscape of scorched earth far to the east. They seek an enemy that slips effortlessly through the terrain, is incomprehensible in its motives, and which…