No Matter How Small

No Matter How Small

Our oldest daughter, Mary, is preparing for theater camp this summer, where she and the other children will perform Seussical, the Musical. Yesterday she played the soundtrack to the musical and we heard Horton belt: “A person’s a person, no matter how small!”...
Lessons from White as Silence, Red as Song

Lessons from White as Silence, Red as Song

In White as Silence, Red as Song by Alessandro D’Avenia, Leo sees his world in color. Every emotion is a color in the mind of this sixteen year old boy. Red is passion and life. Red is the color of Beatrice’s hair, the girl in his grade with whom he’s desperately in...
Hope in a Dystopian World

Hope in a Dystopian World

“I feel like I’m living in a dystopian novel,” I said to my husband one day in March 2020. That was when my world, like yours, came to a dramatic halt. A universal shut-down, imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, became an unprecedented experience for our...
Why Do I Write?

Why Do I Write?

As is the case with most endeavors in life, it’s helpful to have some kind of an end goal when you embark upon a new pursuit. Well, the other day I began to contemplate my motivations for writing fiction.  It wasn’t an existential meltdown, by any means: a “Whyyy am I...
Three Days to Live

Three Days to Live

You are instruments to do your duty. There are necessary orders that are no fault of yours and there is a bridge and that bridge can be the point on which the future of the human race can turn. If you only had three days to live, how would you live them? For any...

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