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Why we’ve been arguing about Lara Croft for two decades

(Source: www.vox.com)

Since Lara Croft blew up gaming culture in 1996 with the first installment of Tomb Raider, her character has been so predominantly defined by her sex appeal that two decades on, we’re still trying to extricate… 2,306 more words


Stepping Out

Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Matthew 9:38 niv

A good shepherd knows a good path and takes his charges on it. 296 more words

Health And Healing

Joanne Yatvin: The Purpose of Public Schools

Joanne Yatvin is a former teacher, principal, superintendent, and president of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Far too many politicians and ordinary citizens have forgotten that the purpose of American education is as much to support a democratic society, as it is to prepare students to be active citizens, in charge of themselves and their communities. 590 more words


When Your Character Takes Control | Writer Thoughts

I have for a few years now been familiar with the discussion of “a character took control of my story.” 

It’s a phenomenon in which you think you are in control as the writer and creator of your story, but then as the story progresses it goes in a direction you did not expect. 413 more words



I have to confess that over the past month I’ve done minimal work on my novels. I’m currently working through two novels, in two different writing groups, submitting a chapter a month. 541 more words