NaNoWriMo offered me a very specific goal for three years: 50k words in 30 days. I wrote over 70k. During April, National Poetry Month, I wrote the draft of a poem each day + posted poetry prompts for several years running. Here I am blogging. One of my longterm goals was to be published in [...]


A friend has posted news of a Texas charter middle school that asked students to brainstorm a "balanced" list of the pros and cons of slavery. This is what is meant by "false equivalency". All I can think of on the pro side? I am not on that side. On the con side, slave owners [...]