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Book Hoarding: Good, Bad or Just Semantics?

Books, I can't get enough of them. Does that make me a book hoarder? Even if it does. Is that such a bad thing?

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Metaphors – Let’s Stop Following Them Off a Cliff

I am on Facebook often. Social media is part and parcel of being an author (The Travelers, Saguaro Books). You have to stay connected. Some parts of social media I enjoy more than others. Honestly, I find the Facebook part mostly taxing. So what does this have to do with metaphors? It's kind of a strange leap. But here it goes...

Semantics Saturday: Wielding the Word Crybaby

Words in life, like words and books, can be used incorrectly or wielded to for good and for bad. The word "crybaby" is usually not in the "good" category. However, maybe it should be. On behalf of all crybabies out there I have decided yes, I'm a crybaby and I actually like this term…

A Review of The Handmaid’s Tale: Fictional Masterpiece or Blueprint for Our Destruction?

Unlike the people helping George Orwell's 1984 sell out at amazon, I didn't decide to read The Handmaid's Tale to educate myself on what life might be like in the "hands" of a fascist regime. I picked it up because I'd always wanted to read it. I didn't even know much about the story at the time.

Journey in Metaphor: And the Eyes Have It

I’m sitting at the doctor's office today waiting for an eye exam. Around me posters with giant veiny bulbous diagrams remind me how complicated (and gross) things can be when you open them up and look inside. Labels on these off-putting eyeball say things like Zinn’s Zonule, which sounds like an artifact a hero might seek in a scifi space adventure, and Schlemm’s canal. I imagine this to be a narrow passage in a book about escaping from pirates. This graphic decor gets me thinking about eyes, though, and how they’re often used in literature. Eyes play a prominent part in my book, The Travelers.

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