Okay you have a few hours to go before that costume party begins, but no costume. Here's what you can do, and all you need is your computer and a printer. Undercover cop costume: Just Google "Undercover Cop ID card". (Here you'll see "Police Dept. LA" and "FBI" but meh. Who cares. Just say … Continue reading LAST MINUTE Halloween Costume
1. The writer must make his gender statement. 2. The writer must make her gender statement. 3. The writer must make his/her gender statement. 4. The writer must make their gender statement. 5. As a writer, you must make your gender statement. 6. The writer must make hir gender statement. Gender-neutral pronouns would be wonderful, … Continue reading How Not to Make a Gender Statement
Just another word for nothing left to lose? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn7dKI3fbYg At Jmeqvist, you'll find a great post distinguishing between positive and negative freedom. I'd like elaborate on these to get you good and confused: 1. Negative Freedom. Here I'm quoting Johan at Jmeqvist as he says it so well: "...we are free in so far as external … Continue reading What is Freedom?
I recently finished a novel, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, and I can barely remember what happened except to say it had the general message that racism is bad, mixed race identity confusing. This message has been delivered a thousand times already. It seems to be enough to raise the same question over and … Continue reading Why Contemporary Novels Lack Substance
Okay, so I never went without electricity or warm water, but I did go without internet for a few days. It's not something I thought I would complain about. I had a few moments in which I thought, "Oh, I'd like to see what's going on in the blogosphere, check my email, make sure I … Continue reading Off the Grid in Vermont