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One of life's simple joys - Friday Fictioneers

Time for another Friday Fictioneers entry! The challenge is to write a 100-word story in response to a weekly photo prompt chosen by our host  139 more words

Friday Fictioneers

Review of I'm Just Happy to Be Here by Janelle Hanchett

Hey word nerds! I am just over here powering through night shift (yuck!) but it has given me a unique opportunity to read a little more in my downtime! 608 more words

Book Reviews

November 16

  • Length: At least 300 words
  • Type: Informal response
  • Topic: This one is easy. Write about three things from the book that stand out to you the most.
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VA and its invisibility


My first reaction to this was “How little that person knows the VA”.  By the end of it, I realized how much ignorance that betrays–on my part for not considering that lack of knowledge might  be systemic, on a social basis because the VA has taken steps to prevent unwelcome/unexpected monitoring. 194 more words

Social Psychology

Rape Stories are Crime Stories

Here’s an essay I wrote for Crime Reads about why books about rape are labeled memoir instead of true crime.

Essays & Criticism

Ghosts With Bones

Every other day of the year

he’s dead.

Today he lives in my mind.

The funny smart-ass kid that bounced around when he was six and I was eleven, 385 more words


'Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived' by Penelope Lively ****

I have been wanting to read Penelope Lively’s childhood memoir, Oleander, Jacaranda, for such a long time, and it was thus one of my first choices on my Around the World in 80 Books challenge list.  769 more words