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Perfect Is the Enemy of Good

Perfect Is the Enemy of Good

November is my least favorite month. Yes, it is punctuated by Thanksgiving, which is a wonderful and quintessential American holiday. And yes, it has Veterans Day, another lovely American holiday to celebrate the brave men and women of our armed forces. Yet, here in...

Have You Ever Seen a Ghost?

Have You Ever Seen a Ghost?

Amanda, the main character of our novel, In the Shadows of Freedom, is a painter. When she creates her art, she seems to tap into another reality, a supernatural inspiration that drives the strokes of her paintbrush. It is something beyond art technique and form. What...

Humility Is Infectious: A Weekend with “The Unfit”

Humility Is Infectious: A Weekend with “The Unfit”

I had a life-altering experience one weekend in college. I volunteered to help and spend time with a group of adults with developmental disabilities at Camp Sharing Meadows in Rolling Prairie, Indiana. In our dystopian novel, In the Shadows of Freedom, these adults...

Recently Featured Articles

Recently Featured Articles

Cassandra was featured in two guest article spots recently!  Both articles are based on themes found in our novel, In the Shadows of Freedom, so we thought you would be interested in reading them. The first is called "Shadows of Freedom" and appeared in The...

Happiness in a Dystopian Society

Happiness in a Dystopian Society

A book is a loaded gun in the house next door.  Burn it.  Take the shot from the weapon.  Breach man's mind.  Who knows what might be the target of the well-read man? Guy Montag, protagonist of Fahrenheit 451, is a fireman, though his purpose is...

Sister Death: Welcoming Life and its End

Sister Death: Welcoming Life and its End

Life and Death Have you ever been present at someone’s death? It’s a strange feeling, isn’t it? One moment the person is there and the next … he or she is gone. The person’s body is still warm to the touch. Maybe even the blood is still pulsing a little in the veins....

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