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And Pictures Too!

People have been asking whether the Camden Writers’ 2016 anthology is similar to the one we published in 2014, Serving Up Memory. Yes and no. 472 more words


Hello again!

Hello readers,

I haven’t updated this blog in a very long time. Why? Like a freelance writer I was talking with today said, I only have so much creative energy. 597 more words


Native American Students at Miami Rediscover Their Roots

Written by Hannah Meibers

Miami University has a long history with Native Americans, taking its name from the tribe that used to live in the area and now resides in Oklahoma. 569 more words


A very antipodean Christmas

Christmas in the southern hemisphere is almost incomprehensible to those who haven’t experienced it. For those who live on the far side of the planet, where Christmas is associated with cold weather, hot meals (and hot toddies), snowmen and sleigh bells, the idea of a tropical Christmas is just plain  605 more words


Causes of Trump's Success: Electorate Ripe for the Picking

There are, of course, many causes for Trump’s success–besides liberal elitist bubbles on the coasts, evangelical tunnel vision (the abortion issue and general heathenism in popular culture), misogyny, xenophobia, racism, religious bigotry, general gullibility in the face of con men (especially if they’re wealthy or bullying or megalomaniacal or hyper-narcissistic), wish-fulfillment fantasy, and just plain old apathy combined with a lack of reliable factual information. 520 more words

American Culture

Some grotesque teenage beast of a boy – 6th & 7th August 1999

Friday 6th Rhian, Abby and I went swimming today. The main reason behind it was not to swim but to see Ben McFarlane. We did but only briefly. 778 more words