In a New Yorker article (September 13, 2021), author Amia Srinivasan made this observation: “[…] the Internet, […] has simultaneously given us too much to read and corroded our capacity to read it.” The context was feminism and what we think we know about it, but her description of how […]
You all were so kind with my last post that I want to give you a brief update. Bear with me because the news starts out as not-good. My sister had a setback on Saturday. She was moved back to the hospital and given IV fluids. We were all very […]
I don’t like complaining … in public, anyway. And I don’t like making excuses. Unfortunately, complaining and excuses seem to go hand-in-hand for me. The thing about complaining is that there is always someone worse off than me, which should give some perspective. And the thing about excuses is, nobody […]
My mother is one of 12 children. She is 92 now. In all likelihood, she’ll see her 93rd birthday in late October. She was a middle child, but now she’s the oldest, having survived six of her siblings. The youngest girl, my Aunt Edith, is in hospital now. Dying. From […]
I can think of no one who inspires me more to embrace life, to find joy when I’m at my lowest, to know that when I can’t change the circumstance, I can still change my perspective. Through her example, she has taught me that even though I’ve gone through some […]
This quote sums it up: “We need to read Dickens’s novels,” she wrote, “because they tell us, in the grandest way possible, why we are what we are.” via Guest Blog: Why Read Dickens?.
Guest blogger at the Writer’s Resource Center, Cesar Torres, argues that writers can (and should) have lives. He presents five ways to “get your life back.” They involve the usual (but critical) “using time effectively” to intriguing suggestions of being “present with people.” To learn more, click here to read […]