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Ana Maria Reyes Does NOT Live in a Castle

Ana Maria Reyes Does NOT Live in a Castle In the category of like attracts like, I seem to have a lot of friends who are writers, which is somewhat odd given the singularity, the isolated nature of such an … Continue reading

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La Familia Que Escribe Juntos…

La Familia Que Escribe Juntos… (The Family that Writes Together…) My dear friend Lydia Isales with whom I had worked for over a quarter century retired a few years ago.One day she was there and the next, up and out. A … Continue reading

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Fallen Princeborn: Stolen

Fallen Princeborn:  Stolen        Fallen Princeborn:  Stolen, Jean Lee’s breakout YA novel, was eight years in the writing, eight years in the creating, eight years in the honing; and eight years in the suffering — through her postpartum … Continue reading

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Just Mercy

JUST MERCY Bryan Stevenson reminds me of Percy Jackson, the boy in those Rick Riordan novels, walking through life trying to fit in like a normal kid, but sensing something’s up, then discovering he’s the offspring of Poseidon and learning … Continue reading

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The Hate U Give

THE HATE U GIVE Why do we Americans travel the world looking for engagement with other cultures when we have one right here, different from ours, exotic even, and instead of engaging, we put a police barricade around it?  I … Continue reading

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Sacred Commerce

Sacred Commerce   What do you call the New Age these days? If the New Age dawned in the 70’s, then it’s getting pretty long in the tooth, coming up on its semi-centennial, so wouldn’t a new designation almost be … Continue reading

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Jitterbug Perfume

Jitterbug Perfume What the heck, I may as well pack it in right now. I just finished rereading Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins and not only did I shed a tear of joy for the rowdy and philosophical magnificence of … Continue reading

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