As we all know, writers like to use their craft to make social commentary. What safer way is there to remark on a social, religious or political issue than to drag fictional people through the coals of said issue? It’s like holding up a mirror, but not quite as direct.
As 2017 draws to a close, I’d like to pause for a few minutes and reflect on what the year brought and what I’m planning to bring to 2018!
Christmas time is all about the hustle and bustle. We’re commercialized, we socialize and we run ourselves ragged between family, preparations and end of the year projects.… Read more “Christmas Reflections”
Who gets to decide what words are removed from our vocabulary? The makers of dictionaries, apparently. Recently, I was emailed an article published in The Guardian about… Read more “Losing Our Roots: In Language and in Life”
The issue of school and how children are taught is something we see regularly in the headlines. I don’t have any children and I wasn’t educated in… Read more “Thoughts on History Inspired by My Discovery of Alan Turing”
This week I celebrate/mourn the end of an era. I list both because I’m still not sure which it is yet. But just like the Harry Potter… Read more “The End of an Era: Tolkien”
As a writer, I have always been a bit obsessed with words. More than a writer, I frequently call myself a “word person.” If I were to… Read more “From Writing to the Art of Lettering”
This week would have been my grandfather’s 93rd birthday. If you’ve followed along with my blog for a while, you will know a little bit about him… Read more “Nano Fiction Inspired by my Grandfather”
Last night (Tuesday) Anita Hill herself brought the conversation of women’s empowerment to Kansas City! The Kansas City Library held an event where they screened the film… Read more “Anita Hill Speaks in Kansas City”