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How Safe Do You Feel These Days? What Can We Do Together About It?

How Safe Do You Feel These Days? What Can We Do Together About It?

  I no longer feel as safe as I used to. How about you? Do you think that the worlds in which you live are becoming more dangerous? What threats might you perceive? What could enhance your safety? What do you, dear reader, do when you don’t feel safe? Reach out to friends? Or do […]

I Don’t Hate You… but I Am Not Afraid of You.

I Don’t Hate You… but I Am Not Afraid of You.

I am the American-born daughter of Vietnamese immigrants.  I grew up all over America, and I have traveled all over the world and have been fortunate to get to know people from all kinds of places and backgrounds, from both ends of every demographic spectrum and many points along the way.  I am an educator […]

By November 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Yes All Lives Matter(And Worth Fighting For)

Yes All Lives Matter(And Worth Fighting For)

This is not going to end with a happy note…. What is this thing inside us that drives compassion? Why do we feel bad when we see other people or animals being harmed? Why do I feel guilty eating animals? What is this fire that rages at the sight of pain? A few days ago I […]

Adventures in China: A Photographic Essay, Part I

Adventures in China: A Photographic Essay, Part I

During the last nine days of July, 2015, my girlfriend Nina and I went on our first “an adventure of lifetime” trip to China. Now that her kids are grown up and out of the house, and we both near fifty years of age, it’s time for both of us to truly enjoy our lives. […]

E.L. James and The Twitter Lynch Mob That Descended Upon Her

E.L. James and The Twitter Lynch Mob That Descended Upon Her

Not so long ago, a literary phenomenon took place. Perhaps it was one that many writers and would be writers couldn’t understand but it was a phenomenon nevertheless. A woman wrote some “Fan Fiction”, presumably for her own amusement, and published it on her blog. It was so popular that someone — or perhaps many […]

An Adventure In Literature: What I Learned Over 20 Years Of Traveling The Path Of Indie Lit

An Adventure In Literature: What I Learned Over 20 Years Of Traveling The Path Of Indie Lit

It’s been nearly 20 years since the release of my first official book – a poetry chapbook called Standing On Lorimer Street Awaiting Crucifixion (Alpha Beat Press). That was 1996. Was a very different world then. There was no such thing as social media: no Facebook, no Twitter, no YouTube, Instagram, or any of the […]

Boycott Black Thursday!

Boycott Black Thursday!

https://www.facebook.com/boycottblackthursday   Once upon a time in America, we were citizens and patriots. Now some would have us content ourselves with being consumers and patsies. We live in what was once called the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Have we so forgotten our heritage and the premises and promises that […]

By October 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
“All Of Us With Our Pointless Worries and Inconsequential Dramas: Short Stories” by Garry Crystal plus An Interview With The Author

“All Of Us With Our Pointless Worries and Inconsequential Dramas: Short Stories” by Garry Crystal plus An Interview With The Author

Coming off the heels of his brilliant novel Leaving London, author Garry Crystal presents this new work, a collection of short fiction and plays. Some of these works have been available for some time, via short story eBooks or in various literature websites around the internet but here you can get a taste of Garry’s […]

By October 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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