I can’t get my mind around what’s happening in Washington. The GOP “health care” plan guts the ACA, making it much more difficult for poor people to get health insurance while providing obscene tax cuts for insurance company CEOs, and several Republicans say they will reject the new plan because it doesn’t GO FAR ENOUGH.Continue reading “Oh the Depravity!”
Here’s what’s been on my mind today–bear with me, this might be a little rough and take some time to work through: Yesterday I saw a lovely post on a Facebook group dedicated to the Women’s March. It celebrated diversity and inclusion and featured a drawing of a Native American woman. The caption was somethingContinue reading “White Anxiety”
When I was a graduate student in the late 1990s I took a seminar about postcolonial literature and theory. We spent a lot of time discussing how colonizers oppressed those they conquered by taking away their ability to understand and make meaning in the world by, for example, making it illegal to teach or speakContinue reading “Voting Your Conscience”
The lovely Sophie Andrews interviewed me about Margaret Dashwood and Regency Magic on her blog, Laughing with Lizzie.
My bittersweet little story, “Le Moulin,” won this week’s Flash Frenzy round at The Angry Hourglass. I’m planning a post about writing flash fiction, but for right now, you can read the story here.
Yesterday afternoon I chatted with my friend Mitchell Field about writing and about the publishing company that I co-own with my writing partner, Emily June Street. It was fun! You can listen to it here.
I didn’t mean to take two days off from writing but Monday night we had no Internet and Tuesday I was just too tired. I’ll explain why in a moment. We’re back in Salt Lake City, half way home to San Rafael. This afternoon we covered much of Utah, which is how we know thatContinue reading “Line Painting Day”
I could live in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, death place of Doc Holliday and home of the best Greek omelette I have ever eaten. After four days of staying almost in the middle of nowhere (except for Salt Lake City, but we were so far outside the city we might as well have been in theContinue reading “Glenwood Springs and Beyond”
Here’s what I learned today: 1. the Grosse Pointe Blank soundtrack is really good; 2. I can’t remember this one; neither can Dave; and 3. Utah is prettier than Nevada. We left Salt Lake City around 9:00 this morning headed for Green River, Utah. As we were leaving Salt Lake, we started listening to theContinue reading “Double Dream Hands”