A Currency of Culture: Likes!

A Currency of Culture: Likes!

I was going to write a follow up about an event I attended this past weekend, but a conversation has been happening in my world and coming from multiple directions.  I feel the need to write about it.  What is the issue: the cultural currency that is ‘likes’ on Facebook and other social media. CulturalRead more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving and What I Am Thankful For

As 2016 comes to an end, the US starts the holiday season with Thanksgiving.  This year my parents are coming into town to celebrate the holiday.  This is the first Thanksgiving we are celebrating without either of my grandmothers.  This Thanksgiving happens on a year of a variety of good times and bad times.  I am goingRead more

Congratulations Pat and Vic!

Two characters in Modern Persuasion are named (and very loosely based on) two of my closest friends: Christi and Patrick.  We spend more time with Patrick in the novel and I even borrowed his fiancé Victor to be part of the story in a very similar role as he plays in life. Vic and Pat areRead more

Books By Friends

One of the best things that has come out of NaNoWriMo has been the writing community I have found.  For years it was those who just wanted to write.  We would see each other frequently through the month of November; share intimate details of how our brains work; suggest and encourage further creations; and thenRead more

TBR Shelf: Suggestions From Friends

About 2 years ago I asked my friends to suggest books for me to read.  I was looking for about 20 titles.  I got a list of 14 books The Beatitudes Book I Buffalo Bill’s Defunct Wallflower in Bloom Elantris The Passage Jurgen The Swan Thieves Succubus Blues Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A MostlyRead more