If writers have a responsibility for how they narrate the world, certainly readers have a responsibility for what they consume and from whom.—Roxane Gay  It is noteworthy to me that Gay takes the writer's responsibility for granted. I am interested in the writer reading his or her own work and the responsibility that carries when … Continue reading The AUDIENCE IS LISTENING


The Gillette commercial announces the company's revised motto: Instead of "The best a man can get" they urge men to be the best they can be. The response from a narrow group of men has been nearly hysterical. They accuse the commercial of everything from unrealistic to emasculating. Most people I know, including men, including men actively … Continue reading BE WHAT WE EXPECT