Category: Social Context

Podcasting: Tell Me What you Think?

A friend of mine asked me recently “Why don’t you have a Podcast?” My answer was “I don’t have time for that.” But really, I have no idea why I’m not doing a Podcast. Partly, because it seems like something I would need time…

What a Trump Presidency Means for Writers

This is a pretty compelling piece, especially for writers who are self-published online only authors, bloggers with monetized blogs, and journalists. Source: What a Trump Presidency Means for Writers

Climbing Up the Corporate Christmas Tree: From “Adopting James”

Great blog article about the ways of the workforce from Andrew Toy. You’ve likely worked for bosses or managers who just don’t understand. I’m not talking about the inability to sympathize. I’m talking about a literal inability to understand… Source: Climbing Up the Corporate…

Cowardice and Limitations

While we are shying away from the things that make us feel cowardly, we are missing out on making a new friend, having an adventure, or just learning something new. Growth does not happen in the midst of cowardice.  Instead it limits us and…

Authors, Schools, and Censorship

I was reading an article about an author that got disinvited from a public school which also referenced other incidents. One other incident in which Phil Bildner was disinvited for “comments” (and possibly a recommendation/reference to a book called George by Alex Gino) made me think about how positive…

Reflections on the Journey

For the past several years, my career and my life has been one of transition: going from writer-in-my-head (and to a few friends)  with a day job to struggling novelist with a day job to unpublished novelist and adjunct English instructor to struggling novelist…

Dealing with Others’ Transitions While You Stand Still

An unsettling feeling washed over me the other day when I got the news that an ex of mine had recently gotten married (another one is still a newlywed). The feeling wasn’t really about them, they’re nice guys who deserve happiness in their lives;…