I read banned books. In fact, I taught a class about banned books when I was a literature instructor. People in my classes were always surprised to learn there was censorship here in the U.S. The land of Free Speech. There was censorship back when I taught the class. And the number of book challenges […]
For the last few years, I have been selecting a word to guide me into the new year. My word for 2022 was “compassion.” I focused a lot on self-compassion, which led me to the moment I realized I was creating all my goals from a place of lack. If I could only meet this
How it began I wasn’t dressed properly for the biting cold that met me on the breakwater wall. Close to the shore, it was bearable. As I walked the almost mile out into the water along the stone wall and no railing to keep me from falling into the water, the biting wind whipped at
I used to teach a course for a university about banned and challenged books and many of my students were surprised to learn that books were being taken off the shelves here in the US. It may not be that surprising to you, now, because book challenges and bans have seen an increase in news
I read a lot. Not surprising since I am a literature major and a writer, I suppose. However, it wasn’t until the last couple of years that I discovered the magic of non-fiction work. Now my reading time is divided almost evenly between fiction and non-fiction. I can’t get enough of reading about what other people have researched and lived.