this one wild and precious life by Sarah Wilson: A Review
Five Stars This year, I made a commitment to ditch my normal reading diet and pursue more exotic treasures. Sarah Wilson’s this one wild and precious life was a fit beginning. I finished a month ago, but I decided to [...]
World Poetry Day: A Mother’s Garden
Mother’s garden, secret and circumscribed, grooms the smell of well-trodden moss to cloak the moonscaped sliver of silver beds. Scents of life teem with rotted death and swell. Immortal in what is left, impervious to the fleeting beat of [...]
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: A Review
Bill Gates comes to this issue with down-to-earth prose and common sense solutions. As someone who grew up in the 1970's when we first began REALLY talking about climate issues, his references to that time period should serve as a [...]
If we don’t stand up for justice, then we will fall.
Should law and order trump protest and civil unrest? What about justice? The question unsettles me. It unsettled me when I was a very small girl in 1968, but I know a lot more now. Still…it feels a bit like [...]
Reviewing the World of Sociopaths and Psychopaths
Snakes in Suits grew out of the authors “growing realization that the lack of specific knowledge about what constitutes psychopathic manipulation and deceit among businesspeople was the corporate con’s key to success.” Accordingly, the authors’ premise is “psychopaths do work [...]
Where the Train No Longer Runs: A Flash Fiction Ghost Story
Ashley Pemberly stood at the door looking barely a day older than the day Sarah Goodsen watched her descend the front stairs and walk out of her life for good. That was twenty years ago, but there had rarely been [...]
Was Columbus a Psychopath?
Why bother addressing the question the day after his day? Or after Indigenous People's Day? Why bother? Why bother understanding the story? Or ourselves for that matter. After all, it’s history. Shouldn’t our history, our stories, remain in the past. It [...]