The Power – a book review

"Absolute power corrupts absolutely." - John Dalberg-Acton This, among others, is a theme of the book The Power by Naomi Aldrich.  But there is so much more to it than that.  What begins as a story about gender inequality, really becomes a complicated thought experiment on power, gender, politics, religion and war.  The concept is…

practice makes perfect

Coming to the realization that I have no real experience writing anything creative is difficult.  I've written and performed slam poems, sure.  But those are so stylized that they are formulaic.  Slam writing felt more like fitting my thoughts into a preexisting structure than it did creating.  However, if I'm being kind to myself, and…

Fit

1443 that was my number.  Now that I had the correct one I could go find my seat.  I'd been impatiently waiting outside until this point.  My friend Grace and I accidentally switched our tags and she'd been inside with mine and they wouldn't let me in with hers.   So I'd called her.  "Grace,…

Not all ideas are good ideas, but they are ideas nonetheless

There's this thing that I do when I'm thinking about writing.  I try to come up with an idea.  And I think, is it new?  Is it different?  Will people care about it?  I think about how other people will read it and how they will think about it and feel about it instead of…