Dear Kat, I love Elizabeth Scarborough! I just found "The Healer's War" at Half Price Books last week. I started with her "Godmother" series and am thrilled that she has written about folk music. Now if I can just find the books.
As far as ruling the world, those that want to, probably shouldn't and those that probably should, don't want to. I have to admit that I vote a very feminist ticket. I first vote for the ones I know, then for women, then for Democrats. I don't know if women would do such a better job than men, but it would be worth a try.
Thanks! June B.