Ethics in writing


Engraved D.C. building first amendment
Meryl Streep put out a call during her recent Golden Globes speech to the American people to help protect “principled journalists.” This has been widely met with the cheers on one side and jeers on the other that we’ve all come to expect of anything in this dysfunctionally entrenched two-party […]

Meryl Streep Says Support Journalists – But Which Ones?


I have been involved in politics since junior high school, when I made my own campaign posters for the Democrats inspired by the fact that a woman, Geraldine Ferraro, was on the democratic ticket as the nominee for VP. My parents, former hippies, were about to do the unthinkable and […]

Election 2016 Results: Yes, I Voted


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I’ve been kinda disturbed by the effect the Oregon Book Awards has had on the local writing community in the last couple days. While I heard it was a blast of a ceremony with plenty of “assholes” to go around, the aftershock conversations in person and on social media have […]

2013 OBA Aftermath: An Open Letter to My Writer Peeps