Category Archives: Education and Learning

The Tower in the Mist: Review

This is a review of The Tower in the Mist (Minstrels of Skaythe Book 1) by Deby Fredericks. On one level, this is an exciting fantasy adventure story. But I found it significantly more than that. Keilos, a mage and … Continue reading

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Orange Sun, Grey Sky

I just learned a short story I submitted for an anthology was accepted. The collection will include science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror all under a theme. My story, “Orange Sun, Grey Sky,” follows a young woman named Ostra starting a … Continue reading

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No Executions in California

This is from the ACLU: Governor Gavin Newsom just made history: this morning, he announced that California will not carry out executions on his watch. This announcement marks a watershed moment in the fight for racial equity and equal justice … Continue reading

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The Statue of Liberty

The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and … Continue reading

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I Faced My Fear

This will sound really trivial, but to me it’s not. I love the western television program Have Gun Will Travel. It stars Richard Boone as Paladin, a term fans of fantasy roleplaying may well recognize as referring to an honorable … Continue reading

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Attention Writing Fans and Pirates

As a writer, I think it’s just fine if somebody copies what I’ve written without my getting paid for my work. Just like I think it’s fine if I don’t have to pay for my Internet service, or my computer, … Continue reading

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The Flood and the Useless Path

My home is in danger of flooding. That’s what I faced yesterday afternoon. If you don’t know, I live in the country in Texas. We’ve had record rain the past couple of weeks; not record for the year, but for … Continue reading

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Do The Oppressed Support the Oppressors?

An opinion by guest blogger Faizeh Al-Zarqa.  This was originally posted one year ago, but is as relevant today as it was then. A couple weeks ago, we were watching Samantha Bee and she was showing a clip of Rep. Louis … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Mouth and Brain

To me, Donald Trump being president of the United States is not a Republican/Democrat issue. It’s an American issue, and ultimately a world issue.  There are so many problems here, but for now I’ll focus on one: sounding like a … Continue reading

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School Says Girls Can’t Say No

A Utah girl told her mother she couldn’t refuse if a boy asked her to dance at a Valentine’s Day event at her school. The mother complained to her Kanesville Elementary school principal because telling a sixth grade girl she … Continue reading

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