Tag: equality

  • Paine on Rights

    Paine on Rights

      I have been reading Thomas Paine slowly over the tumult of the last few months in current events, and am struck again and again with how much history resonates. It’s nothing I didn’t already know. Still, it’s not something I thought of on a daily basis. The momentous events get lost in the noise…

  • Nothing Special

    Nothing Special

    I was thinking about this recently. I’m writing a very independent and stubborn character, Anna of the East Witch, and as I was writing a scene from her point of view, I found it interesting how viscerally she rejected the notion that she was in some way specially talented. Now, I’m perfectly aware that my…

  • Curmudgeon’s Corner: Vittles an’ Sech

    Curmudgeon’s Corner: Vittles an’ Sech

    Written by Sanford Begley Vittles, a funny little word I have seldom heard in real life.When I have heard it, it has been used to evoke a certain type of ignorant redneck hillbilly, or to mock the stereotype. I probably haven’t heard it more than a few dozen times total outside of an old sitcom…

  • 30 Ways to be A Modern Woman

    30 Ways to be A Modern Woman

    Karen D (캐렌 디) commented to me, It “would be interesting to see a “modern woman” version – but someone would be yelled at for writing the orig. article.” Of course, I immediately offered to start the ball rolling. I’d host the list at my blog, but I wanted help from others to create a…

  • Fury, Thy Name is…

    Let me sum up. Using smaller words, because obviously some of you couldn’t follow what I was saying the first time. Those of you who got it, are excused from class… Imagine a class of kids, split roughly 50/50 boys and girls, the way classes in a normal culture are. Now picture them in a…