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Recognizing Sterotypes: Experiencing Kabuki with Heisei Nakamura-za

Art from other cultures can be difficult to understand, but sometimes reveals similarities to our own that we don’t expect.

While in New York City to perform in Houston Grand Opera’s production of… 1,689 more words

Exploring Culture

Men & Women: Stereotypes or Truisms?

“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.” Albert Einstein… 88 more words


Military Sci-Fi & Fantasy - Who gets it right?

The Military SF panel I was on at DetCon1 did not get to a lot of the topics we had hoped to cover (partially due to a ‘hijacking’ panel member and partially due to the fact that we only had 50 minutes!) and several con attendees asked me follow-up questions in the days after. 560 more words

Geeking Out

Hair is No Excuse for Harassment

It’s amazing how much we stress over strands of dead cells and protein. Whether it’s a New Zealand schoolboy fighting for his right to keep his hair long or the  fuss made over… 1,116 more words


Are Israelis afraid of abandoning their moral and political Ghetto, maybe?

But that, Israeli readers will tell me, is the prejudiced view of the outsider. What looks from abroad like a self-indulgent, wayward country – delinquent in its international obligations and resentfully indifferent to world opinion – is simply an independent little state doing what it has always done: looking after its own interests in an inhospitable part of the globe.

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Label Maker Part 1

Rev 3:12 12He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. 378 more words


Why Self-Identity Politics Is Destroying Today's Fiction

Yesterday, a fellow friend shared a wonderful “TED talk” with me about how self-identity politics is destroying fiction’s free spirit. The talk was by Elif Shafak, a Turkish fiction writer, whose books are sold world wide. 589 more words