Category Archives: on writing

#WorldBookDay and freedom in crisis

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On  #WorldBookDay let us remember that the majority of people in the world do not have the right to read what they want, or say what they want, or wear what they want. Censorship and oppression are on the march, and … Continue reading

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On Writing: Time, Dreams, Yearnings, Hope

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They say timing is everything. But maybe its finding the time that is the problem, not timing per se. You need to decide what is, and is not important. You need to decide what do you really want to accomplish? … Continue reading

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On Words: Catastrophizing

Catastrophizing to view or talk about (an event or situation) as worse than it actually is, or as if it were a catastrophe    The new Trump Administration is to take the reigns of governance on Friday. Many are happy. … Continue reading

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On Writing: The Hero’s Sacrifice and Hope Eternal

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Note: the following post will include spoilers for the movie Rogue One. I have written before about the purpose of the hero’s journey and how it pertains to my autistic sons. The Hero’s Journey: Autism and Your Child  I incorporate into … Continue reading

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On Words: Tolerance

Part of being an author is understanding the meaning, both literally and figuratively, of words. Now what does that exactly mean? Words carry a definition that Mr. Webster and the Oxford University have carefully curated for society so that we … Continue reading

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On Writing: “Post-truth” and the Unbearable Lightness of Being Ridiculous*

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The dictionary defines “post-truth” as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”  In this case, the “post-” prefix doesn’t mean “after” so much as … Continue reading

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On Writing: Dystopia, Vampires and Zombies…or why can’t this younger generation be happy?

I wonder if the fact that for the children of the first world there are truly less and less boogeymen to fear, that they need to create terror and trauma in order to move forward with their lives. This younger … Continue reading

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