The photo above is the view from my home in the Sonoran desert.
I’m Tina Lee Forsee.
You’ll find a mix of subjects here. I started this blog with the intention of writing about philosophy and fiction—one or the other or both—but I’ve found myself posting about anything that interests me.
In January 2022, my short story, An Unspeakable Life, will be published in After Dinner Conversation, an online magazine that specializes in publishing philosophical short stories. If you like philosophy and fiction, you should definitely check it out.
I’ve had a lot of fun collaborating on various projects with blogger friends, including an article that was translated into Romanian. (I stumbled upon this one day while Googling my name. It made me very happy.)
Many of you know I’ve been working on a novel for a while now—a long while—and I’ve finally settled on the title, A Footnote to Plato. Here’s a blurb-in-progress for my book-in-progress:
Dr. Isaac Fischelson is a senior philosophy professor at Winston College, a tiny, liberal arts college in Vermont where everyone knows everyone and decades-old grudges die hard. Throughout his 40+ years of teaching Isaac has ruffled a few feathers, but he now prefers to ‘mind his own business’ and stay out of campus politics. But that changes when he’s falsely accused of sexual harassment and finds himself swimming against the tide of cultural change. The only way to salvage his career and reputation is to make himself indispensable to the college. That means participating in the community, embracing social media, and taking on an ambitious project in Greece in the hopes of making a name for the college…and maybe even for himself.
UPDATE: I’m in the final draft stage as of Dec. 2021. I’ll be looking for beta readers soon and then—deep breath—I’ll have to find a way to get it out there in the world.
Here’s a little movie I made using a poem from my novel:
When I’m not working on the novel, I enjoy learning flamenco dance and castanets. Still a beginner, but I suspect that will never change. Those of you who’ve studied flamenco probably know what I mean by that.
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