Rape Culture

Rape Culture

remember the word “rape” being uttered in my sixth grade English class by a boy, followed by guffaws from his compatriots. I was confused: I had never heard that word, although I understood it viscerally. 

Dystopian America

Dystopian America

The Handmaid’s Tale is informed by the Puritanical thread that still knits through American culture and Old Testament history of handmaids: Jacob, father of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, in a story of betrayal and jealousy, marries his cousins Leah and Rachel, and in turn, Jacob is offered his wives’ handmaids, Bilhah and Zilpah as surrogates—without their consent.

Rounding the Dark Side of the Moon

Rounding the Dark Side of the Moon

Perspective is everything—the long view of an object, a peculiarity, or an experience eventually reveals its potency, affects, and consequences.

A Speech by Robert Kennedy

A Speech by Robert Kennedy

“Some look for scapegoats, others look for conspiracies, but this much is clear; violence breeds violence, repression brings retaliation, and only a cleaning of our whole society can remove this sickness from our soul.”

When I was Twenty-One  . . .

When I was Twenty-One . . .

When I was twenty-one in 1974, I spent two days at Dachau Concentration Camp in upper Bavaria. It was preserved as a memorial for all those who had died there . . .

Sweet Little Lies

Sweet Little Lies

The truth is we all lie . . . . Studies show that the art of the whopper is the daily practice of teenagers and septuagenarians alike—a social lie or two, a snippet of exaggeration . . .

We the People

We the People

“. . . Maybe I have learned some personal lessons. Twice I have married into republican families complete with edges of racism, a belief in creationism, and misogyny, not to mention a penchant for guns. . .”

Architectural Afterlife

Preserving History Of Abandoned And Forgotten Places

Leon R.M. Auguste

Creative Writer Who Dreams in Realism

Verba Mea

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Star In Her Eye

raising a rare girl

Writing and Illustrating

Sharing Information About Writing and Illustrating for Children

Sentence first

An Irishman's blog about the English language.

Obscure Vermont

Weirdness, Esoterica and Forsaken Places in and around Vermont


My name is Missi and I read and review all books and share my thoughts here.

Kenyan Library

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I have people to kill, lives to ruin, plagues to bring, and worlds to destroy. I am not the Angel of Death. I'm a fiction writer.


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