Category Archives: News and politics

Who Will You Love?

When it comes to empathy, I was late to the party. I arrived to find the presents opened and the cake mostly eaten.  I was embarrassed at my inexcusable tardiness. Lately, empathy has been occupying a significant chunk of space … Continue reading

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Seeds vs Nails

Raise your hand if you think you are racist. I can’t see you but my guess is your hand is down. My guess is most people, when asked if they are racist, would say no. I would say no. And … Continue reading

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All My Culture is Stolen

“Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture. Cultural appropriation is seen by some as controversial, notably when elements of a minority culture are used by members of the cultural majority; this … Continue reading

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Be Political!

On the list of things I suck at, you will find: Baking Math Geography and navigation Sewing Not eating chocolate Self-promotion and marketing That last one is unfortunate, given that I am an indie published author and 100% of the … Continue reading

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The Bag of Necessity – Why I hate purses

Consider the purse, female treasure chest, fashion accessory, urban survival equipment. I carry a purse, grudgingly. This most non-sequitur of posts comes from a description in Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, where the male protagonist describes the contents of his … Continue reading

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We Are Still Fighting

“Not another discussion about strong women in fiction! Haven’t we covered this topic a billion times already?” This is the response I imagine some of you will have to today’s Chronicle. I’ll even toss in a few eye rolls and … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Creative Ink Festival

In the spring of 2015, the Creative Ink Festival held a one-day, “sneak peek” event, to give local readers, writers, and artists a taste of what to expect in 2016. Well, the main event is almost here and I am … Continue reading

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Worse Than Death

Anniversary season has begun. “This time last year…” But that is not why I’m writing this. Well, it is and it is not why I am writing this. Two important movements are happening in North America right now, both of … Continue reading

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Sins of the Grandfather

My Grandmother, on my mother’s side, lived with me for all of my childhood and to this day I do not know my grandfather’s name. While organizing some of the boxes I kept from my Dad’s place, I came across … Continue reading

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Our Story

My swirling thoughts have been swirly-er than usual lately. Traveling through the lands to the south of my lovely-yet-frigid homeland always puts me in the path of people with different—sometimes wildly different—perspectives and views than mine. For all our similarities, … Continue reading

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