During the historic speech on December 17, 2014, when he announced the normalization of relations with Cuba, Barack Obama turned to address the Cuban people directly. He began with a citation from José Martí: "Liberty is the right of every man to be honest." Cultural anthropologist...
Another comic from the archives. 'Tis the season, after all...
The Torre Uluzzo near Lecce, Salento, Italy. Image – iStockphoto: Piccerella ‘What This Loss of a Language Means’ “I can’t even.” You know the phrase, right? Another day, another pop-media whine. “I can’t even” is credited to the bloggrs of...
Like much of the really exciting theology I’ve read this year (Rowan Williams’ Meeting God in Mark, or Hugh Gilbert OSB’s The Tale of Quisquis), The Ethics of Everyday Life is not a monograph, but a collection. In 2013, the theologian and ethicist Michael Banner gave the Oxford...
We've all seen certain words misused. We are used to being reminded of the problems so many folks have with words like 'their,' 'there,' and 'they're,' as well as 'wear' and 'where.'
As a pre-teen in Southern California, I was terrified of the day I would have to wear a bra. As soon as you wore one, the boys would stalk you around school, sneak up behind you, and painfully snap the hook and eye closure against your back. It was a humiliating hazing ritual of sorts, with one...
Have you ever started writing a book and abandoned it because you thought it was not worth it? Read on to see why what you write matters and also find tips on how to continue writing.
Trained by reading hundreds of submissions, editors and agents often make their read/not-read decision on the first page. In a customarily formatted book manuscript with chapters starting about 1/3 of the way down the page (double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point type), there are 16 or 17 lines on...
Like most people, writing a blog is probably not a new word to you. A weblog, commonly called a blog, is a journal-like website that is devoted to you or something you have passion about. A blog is a lot more personal than traditional webpages and blogs are part of the expanding world of social...
Revision in progress........