Why We Write What We Write

And by 'we' I mean those of us who eschew the nihilism of  Grimdark. Hugo and Dragon Award nominee, Benjamin Cheah Kai Wai recently posted: 'This world is a dark world. Open a newspaper and see for yourself. Murder, genocide, civil war, assaults, rapes, kidnapping, sex trafficking, corruption, on and on, and endless litany of … Continue reading Why We Write What We Write

Of Mice And Men And The Culture Of Death

"It is better to suffer wrong than to do wrong."   ---   Socrates   Below you'll find an excerpt from Anna Githens latest excellent article, written for Crisis Magazine, entitled Of Mice and Men Without Chests. At first glance one might surmise that the title of this article alludes to the characters in John Steinbeck’s classic. Truthfully, … Continue reading Of Mice And Men And The Culture Of Death

Speaking of Strong Female Characters…

“Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord”. --- Luke 1:45   "Taking into account, as I have suggested before, all the circumstances—her origin, youth, sex, illiteracy, early environment, and the obstructing conditions under which she exploited her high gifts and made her conquests … Continue reading Speaking of Strong Female Characters…